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 February 27, 2020 2 reps @ 255 lbs Deadlift : 1x2 at 85% 1RM
Back Squat December 24, 2019 11 reps @ 185 lbs 12 Days of Icon Christmas
Front Squat December 16, 2019 10 reps @ 185 lbs FT: Front Squats and Double Unders
Overhead Squat March 09, 2020 3 reps @ 95 lbs 6 times 6 RFT: Hang Power Snatches, Overhead Squats, Bar Muscle-ups and 2 more
Thruster December 10, 2019 10 reps @ 115 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Thrusters, Ring Muscle Ups and 400 m
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press November 04, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Push Press : 1x1
Push Jerk March 20, 2020 6 reps @ 115 lbs 5 times DT
Squat Snatch November 06, 2019 1 rep @ 140 lbs Squat Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean November 29, 2019 5 reps @ 135 lbs 11 times 4x AMRAP 3 mins: Power Cleans and Box Step-ups
Clean & Jerk December 17, 2019 30 reps @ 135 lbs CrossFit Games Open 13.4
Bench Press October 08, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Bench Press : 5-5-3-3-1

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