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 June 07, 2019 4 reps @ 315 lbs 5 times Alt EMOM 15 mins: Deadlifts and Tempo Dumbbell Bench Press
Back Squat August 01, 2019 2 reps @ 345 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat July 15, 2019 4 reps @ 275 lbs Front Squat : 4-4-4-4-4
Overhead Squat April 26, 2019 12 reps @ 95 lbs AMRAP 18 mins w/ Buy-in: Power Snatches, Double Unders, Overhead Squats, and Rows
Thruster April 22, 2019 9 reps @ 115 lbs Chipper: Power Cleans, 403 m, Squat Cleans and 3 more
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press June 26, 2019 8 reps @ 165 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Push Press, Ring Dips, and Handstand Push-ups
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Squat Snatch July 23, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Snatch
Squat Clean March 07, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk August 14, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press March 20, 2019 5 reps @ 205 lbs 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