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 March 02, 2014 5 reps @ 330 lbs Deadlift : 5 Rep Max
Back Squat February 27, 2012 1 rep @ 255 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat March 09, 2011 1 rep @ 215 lbs Overhead Squats, Front Squats
Overhead Squat March 09, 2011 1 rep @ 177 lbs Overhead Squats, Front Squats
Thruster November 15, 2010 1 rep @ 175 lbs Thruster : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press February 27, 2012 1 rep @ 145 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press March 07, 2011 1 rep @ 175 lbs Presses, Push Presses, Push Jerks
Split Jerk March 07, 2012 1 rep @ 175 lbs 2 times Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch February 02, 2011 5 reps @ 155 lbs in 1 min 8 times CCF Snatches, Snatch Pulls, Snatch Grip Deadlifts
Power Clean January 02, 2013 1 rep @ 180 lbs Power Clean : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk February 22, 2011 1 rep @ 175 lbs in 2 mins Every 2 mins for 20 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press October 31, 2019 5 reps @ 135 lbs Bench Press 2x5

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