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 05, 2013 1 rep @ 305 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat January 27, 2014 1 rep @ 265 lbs Back Squat 2-1-1-1
Front Squat April 07, 2014 1 rep @ 235 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat July 15, 2013 20 reps @ 80 lbs Chipper: 800 m, Walking Lunges, Overhead Squats and 8 more
Thruster April 25, 2014 10 reps @ 115 lbs Thruster : 10-10-10
Press May 02, 2014 1 rep @ 125 lbs Press 3-3-2-2-1-1
Push Press February 07, 2014 1 rep @ 155 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk March 18, 2014 1 rep @ 185 lbs Lifting: Squat Cleans and Split Jerks
Power Snatch February 04, 2014 1 rep @ 140 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean April 09, 2014 1 rep @ 225 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk April 26, 2014 1 rep @ 205 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Close Grip Bench Press February 05, 2014 1 rep @ 165 lbs Close Grip Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

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