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 February 14, 2014 1 rep @ 385 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat March 14, 2012 1 rep @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat February 20, 2017 1 rep @ 245 lbs Front Squat 2-2-2-1-1-1
Overhead Squat February 27, 2014 30 reps @ 135 lbs FT: Rows, Burpees and Overhead Squats
Thruster November 07, 2016 1 rep @ 185 lbs Thruster 5-3-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press December 31, 2016 1 rep @ 150 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Shoulder Press
Push Press February 25, 2014 5 reps @ 175 lbs Push Press : 5 @ 65%, 5 @ 70%, 5 @ 75%
Split Jerk February 05, 2014 1 rep @ 225 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch December 19, 2018 1 rep @ 155 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean December 07, 2012 3 reps @ 225 lbs Squat Clean 3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Clean & Jerk March 07, 2012 1 rep @ 225 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press March 24, 2015 1 rep @ 255 lbs Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

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