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 July 24, 2012 1 rep @ 190 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat November 30, 2012 1 rep @ 155 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat December 07, 2012 1 rep @ 135 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat June 20, 2012 1 rep @ 55 lbs CrossFit Total II
Thruster October 15, 2012 1 rep @ 95 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press November 05, 2012 1 rep @ 80 lbs Shoulder Press : 2-2-2-2-2
Push Press November 27, 2012 1 rep @ 105 lbs Push Press : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Push Jerk October 29, 2012 1 rep @ 95 lbs Push Jerk : 2-2-2-2-2
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean July 18, 2012 1 rep @ 95 lbs Power Clean : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press June 20, 2012 1 rep @ 80 lbs CrossFit Total II

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