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 27, 2016 1 rep @ 496 lbs Push Press 5-3-1
Back Squat April 24, 2016 1 rep @ 450 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat April 13, 2015 1 rep @ 365 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat December 02, 2014 1 rep @ 330 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster October 26, 2015 1 rep @ 245 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Strict Press August 26, 2015 1 rep @ 185 lbs Strict Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press November 05, 2014 1 rep @ 255 lbs Push Press 5-3-1
Split Jerk June 08, 2015 1 rep @ 320 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Squat Snatch September 30, 2015 6 reps @ 1651 lbs FT: Squat Snatches, Toes-to-bars, Handstand Walks and 403 m
Squat Clean May 05, 2016 2 reps @ 2295 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk September 15, 2015 1 rep @ 317.5 lbs Every 1 min for 14 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press April 24, 2016 1 rep @ 290 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