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 October 13, 2014 1 rep @ 405 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat October 13, 2014 1 rep @ 365 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat February 08, 2017 1 rep @ 315 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat May 27, 2015 1 rep @ 225 lbs CrossFit Total II
Thruster May 07, 2015 1 rep @ 235 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press February 27, 2017 1 rep @ 185 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press August 31, 2015 1 rep @ 240 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk December 15, 2014 1 rep @ 255 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch March 10, 2015 1 rep @ 160 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean November 24, 2014 1 rep @ 215 lbs CrossFit Total II
Clean & Jerk April 28, 2015 1 rep @ 215 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press February 01, 2017 1 rep @ 225 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