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 April 11, 2014 1 rep @ 325 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat February 03, 2014 1 rep @ 235 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat November 07, 2013 1 rep @ 185 lbs Front Squat : 5 @ 65%, 4 @ 75%, 4 @ 80%, 4 @ 85%
Overhead Squat February 21, 2014 1 rep @ 115 lbs Lifting: Power Snatches, Hang Squat Snatches and Overhead Squats
Thruster February 13, 2014 1 rep @ 180 lbs in 10 mins AMRAP 25 mins w/ Buy-in: Thrusters, Wall Balls, Deadlifts and Push-up (hand release)s
Shoulder Press April 11, 2014 1 rep @ 135 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press October 02, 2013 1 rep @ 120 lbs Lifting: 3 Position Cleans, Push Press, 3 Position Clean + Push Jerks and 2 more
Jerk November 25, 2013 2 reps @ 175 lbs Lifting: Front Squat Pauses and Jerks
Snatch April 05, 2014 1 rep @ 135 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean May 01, 2014 1 rep @ 185 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk February 14, 2014 1 rep @ 180 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press October 14, 2013 1 rep @ 215 lbs Bench Press : 5 @ 135 lbs, 5 @ 155 lbs, 5 @ 165 lbs, 3 @ 185 lbs, 1 @ 205 lbs,...

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