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 November 05, 2012 3 reps @ 105 lbs 5 times FT: Deadlifts and Pull-ups
Back Squat June 04, 2012 5 reps @ 90 lbs 3 times Back Squat : 5-5-5
Front Squat August 20, 2012 5 reps @ 80 lbs 3 times Front Squat : 5-5-5
Overhead Squat August 02, 2012 5 reps @ 55 lbs 3 times CFLV 8/2/12
Thruster May 04, 2012 10 reps @ 55 lbs 3 times Burpees, Thrusters (CFLV 5/4/12)
Press April 23, 2012 6 reps @ 45 lbs in 30 secs 2 times Presses, Rests (CFLV 4/23/12)
Push Press August 03, 2012 5 reps @ 70 lbs 3 times Push Press : 5-5-5
Push Jerk June 01, 2012 3 reps @ 75 lbs 5 times Push Jerk : 3-3-3-3-3
Power Snatch October 10, 2012 1 rep @ 70 lbs Power Snatch 3-3-3-1-1-1
Power Clean August 15, 2012 3 reps @ 85 lbs 5 times Power Clean : 3-3-3-3-3
Power Clean & Jerk May 07, 2012 50 reps @ 55 lbs Power Clean & Jerks, Box Jumps (CFLV 5/7/12)
Bench Press NA NA NA

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