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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 Jan 28, 2013 1 rep @ 525 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat Apr 08, 2014 1 rep @ 460 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat Jan 09, 2014 1 rep @ 365 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat Apr 11, 2014 1 rep @ 300 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster Nov 16, 2011 1 rep @ 230 lbs 2 times Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press Feb 19, 2012 1 rep @ 200 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Feb 18, 2013 3 reps @ 235 lbs Push Press 3-3-3
Push Jerk Nov 01, 2012 1 rep @ 315 lbs 2 times Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch Dec 18, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs Squat Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean Jan 24, 2013 1 rep @ 320 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk Jan 27, 2014 1 rep @ 315 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press Aug 18, 2012 55 reps @ 215 lbs Linda

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