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 September 28, 2011 3 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times Deadlift 3-3-3-3-3 (2)
Back Squat October 24, 2011 3 reps @ 45 lbs in 1 min Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 (2)
Front Squat October 26, 2011 10 reps @ 65 lbs 3 times Front Squats, Airdyne Bikes
Overhead Squat November 02, 2011 15 reps @ 15 lbs 5 times Nancy
Thruster October 31, 2011 45 reps @ 75 lbs Fran
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press September 14, 2011 25 reps @ 45 lbs Box Jump (24 in.)s, Pull-up (jumping)s, Kettlebell Swings, Walking Lunges, Knees-to-elbows, etc.
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Squat Snatch February 04, 2012 10 reps @ 45 lbs Rows, Squat Snatches, Ring Dips, Runs, Kettlebell Swings, etc.
Power Clean November 30, 2011 5 reps @ 65 lbs 5 times Power Cleans, Burpee
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press NA NA NA

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