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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 02, 2013 1 rep @ 415 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat Oct 02, 2013 1 rep @ 265 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat Apr 14, 2014 1 rep @ 215 lbs Every 1 min for 11 mins: Front Squat
Overhead Squat Sep 27, 2013 20 reps @ 115 lbs 5 times Partner AMRAP 20 mins: Burpees, Overhead Squats, AbMat Sit-ups and Shuttle Runs
Thruster Apr 28, 2014 2 reps @ 150 lbs Every 1 min for 11 mins: Thruster
Shoulder Press Jul 10, 2013 1 rep @ 155 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Sep 02, 2014 1 rep @ 165 lbs Every 1 min for 6 mins: Push Press
Push Jerk May 20, 2014 2 reps @ 175 lbs Every 1 min for 11 mins: Push Jerk
Snatch Oct 09, 2013 1 rep @ 165 lbs Olympic Lifting Meet
Power Clean Jan 21, 2014 3 reps @ 195 lbs Every 1 min for 11 mins: Power Clean
Clean & Jerk Oct 09, 2013 1 rep @ 195 lbs Olympic Lifting Meet
Bench Press May 26, 2014 5 reps @ 150 lbs Bench Press 5-5-5

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