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 December 23, 2009 1 rep @ 500 lbs Deadlift 2-2-1-1-1
Back Squat November 02, 2009 1 rep @ 385 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat October 21, 2009 3 reps @ 250 lbs Front Squat : 5-5-3-3-3
Overhead Squat November 10, 2009 1 rep @ 145 lbs Overhead Squat : 1-1-1-1-1
Thruster December 01, 2009 1 rep @ 195 lbs Thruster 1-1-1
Shoulder Press November 02, 2009 1 rep @ 165 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press October 24, 2009 60 reps @ 115 lbs Deadlifts, Push Presses
Push Jerk December 09, 2009 2 reps @ 225 lbs Push Jerk 3-3-2-2
Power Snatch November 04, 2009 1 rep @ 140 lbs Power Snatch 2-2-1-1-1
Power Clean December 02, 2009 3 reps @ 155 lbs 8 times Power Cleans, Ring Dips, Air Squats
Clean & Jerk September 29, 2009 5 reps @ 135 lbs 4 times Runs, Clean and Jerks
Bench Press September 22, 2009 5 reps @ 145 lbs Shoulder Press or Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5

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