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 10, 2014 2 reps @ 385 lbs Deadlift : 2-2-2-2-2
Back Squat June 16, 2014 2 reps @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 5x2
Front Squat June 10, 2014 1 rep @ 325 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat July 11, 2014 1 rep @ 245 lbs Overhead Squat 5-3-1
Thruster January 22, 2014 3 reps @ 100 lbs CrossFit Games Open 11.6 / 12.5 / 18.5 - Rx'd
Shoulder Press May 27, 2014 1 rep @ 175 lbs Strict Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press February 05, 2014 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Press : 2-2-2-2-2
Split Jerk April 15, 2014 1 rep @ 235 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Snatch January 15, 2014 1 rep @ 175 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean January 07, 2014 1 rep @ 275 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk April 21, 2014 1 rep @ 245 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press January 07, 2014 1 rep @ 265 lbs 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