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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 Mar 07, 2012 1 rep @ 420 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat May 21, 2012 1 rep @ 265 lbs Back Squat 5-3-1-1
Front Squat Jun 25, 2012 1 rep @ 245 lbs Front Squats (4)
Overhead Squat Feb 13, 2012 1 rep @ 160 lbs Overhead Squat 1-1-1-1
Thruster Mar 21, 2012 18 reps @ 100 lbs CrossFit Games Open 11.6 / 12.5
Shoulder Press Mar 07, 2012 1 rep @ 125 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Mar 08, 2012 12 reps @ 115 lbs 5 times CrossFit Games Open 12.3
Split Jerk Jan 27, 2012 1 rep @ 210 lbs Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1
Snatch May 16, 2012 1 rep @ 145 lbs Snatch 1-1-1
Power Clean Mar 19, 2012 1 rep @ 215 lbs 2 times Power Clean 1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk Apr 09, 2012 1 rep @ 195 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press Apr 24, 2012 1 rep @ 180 lbs Bench Press 10-5-3-1-1-1-1-1

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