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 August 14, 2015 1 rep @ 470 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat June 05, 2015 1 rep @ 350 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat June 03, 2015 1 rep @ 300 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat April 17, 2014 1 rep @ 225 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster August 15, 2014 1 rep @ 195 lbs Thruster : 5-3-1
Shoulder Press December 20, 2013 1 rep @ 150 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press October 24, 2013 1 rep @ 200 lbs Push Press 5-5-3-3-1-1-1
Jerk May 21, 2015 1 rep @ 220 lbs Jerk : 5 @ 70%, 4 @ 75%, 3 @ 80%, 2 @ 85%, 1 @ 90%
Snatch October 09, 2015 1 rep @ 200 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean July 02, 2014 1 rep @ 225 lbs Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk August 11, 2015 1 rep @ 245 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press October 14, 2013 1 rep @ 295 lbs Test 1

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