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 November 29, 2013 5 reps @ 180 kg Deadlift : 5-5-5-5-5
Back Squat August 10, 2011 5 reps @ 141 kg 3 times Lifting: Back Squats, Back Squats, Back Squats and 4 more
Front Squat January 29, 2015 1 rep @ 102 kg Front Squat : 5-3-1
Overhead Squat December 30, 2014 1 rep @ 82.5 kg Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster February 10, 2015 15 reps @ 165 lbs AMRAP 15 mins: Toes-to-bars, Thrusters, Toes-to-bars, 6 and more
Shoulder Press February 28, 2012 1 rep @ 63 kg CrossFit Total
Push Press January 03, 2015 4 reps @ 77 kg Push Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Jerk December 30, 2014 1 rep @ 82.5 kg Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch August 01, 2016 1 rep @ 70 kg Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean September 10, 2011 5 reps @ 91.5 kg 3 times Rips Starting Strength Workout B
Clean & Jerk September 19, 2016 1 rep @ 85 kg Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press February 24, 2012 1 rep @ 96 kg 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