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 June 03, 2019 3 reps @ 270 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-3
Front Squat May 08, 2019 2 reps @ 245 lbs Front Squat 10-8-6-4
Overhead Squat July 31, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Overhead Squat 2-2-1-1-1
Thruster May 14, 2019 21 reps @ 165 lbs 9-7-5: Thrusters and Bar Muscle-ups
Strict Press June 29, 2019 5 reps @ 115 lbs Strict Press 5-5-5-5-5-5-5
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 August 12, 2019 1 rep @ 210 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Snatch
Squat Clean April 18, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Every 1:30 for 18 mins: Squat Clean
Power Clean & Jerk August 17, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Power Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press March 21, 2019 5 reps @ 185 lbs Every 2 mins for 12 mins: Bench Press

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