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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 29, 2012 1 rep @ 265 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat Oct 10, 2013 1 rep @ 225 lbs Hatch Squat Program W11D1
Front Squat Aug 10, 2013 3 reps @ 170 lbs Front Squat 3RM
Overhead Squat Nov 01, 2013 3 reps @ 95 lbs Lifting: Snatches and Overhead Squats
Thruster Sep 02, 2013 15 reps @ 75 lbs 3 times Run, C2B, Thruster
Shoulder Press Mar 29, 2012 1 rep @ 105 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press Oct 23, 2013 5 reps @ 115 lbs Push Press 3x5
Push Jerk Aug 03, 2013 7 reps @ 115 lbs 5 times 2007 CrossFit Games Hopper Workout
Snatch Mar 01, 2012 30 reps @ 165 lbs CrossFit Games Open 12.2
Power Clean Jun 05, 2012 1 rep @ 145 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk Aug 03, 2013 1 rep @ 145 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press Jul 27, 2013 5 reps @ 140 lbs 3 times GSLP Bench Press

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