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 June 04, 2012 3 reps @ 275 lbs Deadlift : 3-3-3-3-3
Back Squat March 12, 2012 2 reps @ 275 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat January 22, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 1-1-1-1-1
Overhead Squat April 02, 2012 3 reps @ 105 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster April 24, 2012 3 reps @ 135 lbs 7 times Thrusters, Pull-up (chest-to-bar)s, Double Unders
Shoulder Press March 02, 2012 3 reps @ 125 lbs Shoulder Press : 3-3-3-3-3
Push Press March 02, 2012 3 reps @ 135 lbs Shoulder Press : 3-3-3-3-3
Push Jerk March 14, 2012 3 reps @ 145 lbs Push Jerk 3-3
Snatch January 23, 2012 1 rep @ 125 lbs Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Clean June 11, 2012 3 reps @ 175 lbs Power Clean : 3-3-3-3-3
Clean & Jerk March 22, 2012 7 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times Clean & Jerks, Pull-up (chest-to-bar)s, Kettlebell Swings
Bench Press March 23, 2012 1 rep @ 195 lbs Bench Press 3-3-3-1-1

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