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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

Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Oct 14, 2013 1 rep @ 335 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat Aug 21, 2012 1 rep @ 275 lbs Back Squat 1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat Dec 07, 2012 1 rep @ 235 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat Oct 05, 2013 2 reps @ 175 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster Mar 25, 2014 5 reps @ 150 lbs Thruster : 5 Rep Max
Shoulder Press Jan 14, 2012 1 rep @ 135 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Mar 13, 2013 1 rep @ 180 lbs Push Press 1-1-1-1-1
Split Jerk Oct 16, 2012 1 rep @ 200 lbs Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch Oct 19, 2013 1 rep @ 175 lbs Squat Snatch 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Clean Apr 21, 2013 1 rep @ 205 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk Oct 22, 2012 1 rep @ 190 lbs Clean & Jerk 1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press Sep 23, 2013 1 rep @ 225 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