Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.

Results
[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift April 18, 2012 1 rep @ 405 lbs Deadlift : 2-2-2-2-2
Back Squat April 09, 2012 1 rep @ 300 lbs Back Squat : 1-1-1
Front Squat October 15, 2013 1 rep @ 265 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat April 04, 2013 1 rep @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster May 26, 2011 1 rep @ 185 lbs 2 times Thruster : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press February 02, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press February 02, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Press : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Split Jerk June 23, 2011 1 rep @ 215 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch March 19, 2013 1 rep @ 185 lbs Squat Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean April 16, 2013 1 rep @ 235 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk January 15, 2013 1 rep @ 225 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press December 17, 2013 1 rep @ 255 lbs Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener