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 May 22, 2012 3 reps @ 145 lbs CCF Tester Fitness Phase 2 Lifting
Back Squat June 11, 2012 24 reps @ 95 lbs 2 times CCF Fit 1 Back Squat 10-8-6-10-8-6
Front Squat September 17, 2012 1 rep @ 125 lbs Front Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Overhead Squat August 01, 2012 10 reps @ 35 lbs 3 times Rows, Overhead Squats, Burpees
Thruster June 08, 2012 50 reps @ 45 lbs Jackie
Strict Press May 22, 2012 3 reps @ 75 lbs CCF Tester Fitness Phase 2 Lifting
Push Press August 03, 2012 3 reps @ 95 lbs Push Press 3
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Close Grip Bench Press July 09, 2012 1 rep @ 95 lbs Bench Press (close grip) 5-3-1

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