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 25, 2013 1 rep @ 125 kg CrossFit Total
Back Squat February 25, 2013 1 rep @ 90 kg CrossFit Total
Front Squat October 22, 2012 1 rep @ 75 kg Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat October 04, 2012 3 reps @ 50 kg 3 times Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster February 06, 2013 1 rep @ 65 kg Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press February 25, 2013 1 rep @ 52.5 kg CrossFit Total
Push Press November 14, 2012 5 reps @ 55 kg Push Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Split Jerk September 19, 2012 3 reps @ 70 kg Split Jerk : 3-3-3-3-3
Snatch November 26, 2012 30 reps @ 135 lbs Isabel
Power Clean December 14, 2012 1 rep @ 70 kg Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean & Push Jerk January 31, 2013 1 rep @ 60 kg Power Clean & Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press NA NA NA

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