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 13, 2019 2 reps @ 335 lbs Deadlift 7x2
Back Squat January 14, 2019 1 rep @ 270 lbs Every 2 mins for 10 mins: Back Squat
Front Squat May 08, 2019 2 reps @ 245 lbs Front Squat 10-8-6-4
Overhead Squat April 10, 2019 30 reps @ 165 lbs FT: Assault Bike Calories, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups, and Overhead Squats
Thruster May 14, 2019 21 reps @ 165 lbs 9-7-5: Thrusters and Bar Muscle-ups
Strict Press February 06, 2019 4 reps @ 115 lbs Strict Press 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
Push Press March 16, 2019 3 reps @ 185 lbs Push Press : 5x3
Push Jerk April 10, 2019 1 rep @ 250 lbs Push Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch January 07, 2019 1 rep @ 210 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Squat Snatch
Squat Clean April 18, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Every 1:30 for 18 mins: Squat Clean
Squat Clean & Jerk January 15, 2019 1 rep @ 235 lbs FT: Bar Muscle-ups, Squat Clean & Jerks, Bar Muscle-ups, and 7 more
Bench Press February 01, 2019 5 reps @ 190 lbs Bench Press 7x5

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