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 14, 2016 2 reps @ 110 kg Deadlift : 2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Back Squat November 09, 2016 3 reps @ 95 kg Back Squat : 3-3-3
Front Squat September 20, 2016 1 rep @ 90 kg Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat August 30, 2016 1 rep @ 55 kg Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster March 25, 2016 84 reps @ 95 lbs CrossFit Games Open 14.5 / 16.5
Shoulder Press April 07, 2016 5 reps @ 60 kg Shoulder Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Push Press July 14, 2016 1 rep @ 75 kg Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk March 23, 2017 1 rep @ 70 kg Split Jerk : 5-4-3-2-1
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean February 21, 2017 1 rep @ 80 kg Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press NA NA NA

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