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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 March 18, 2018 2 reps @ 315 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 - Rx'd
Back Squat February 06, 2018 1 rep @ 275 lbs Back Squat 5-3-1
Front Squat December 27, 2017 5 reps @ 220 lbs Front Squat 5-5-5-5-5
Overhead Squat February 01, 2018 3 reps @ 195 lbs Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster April 22, 2018 4 reps @ 135 lbs 2018 CrossFit Games Qualifier Workout 1 - Teens 16-17 / Masters 35-54
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Squat Snatch February 13, 2018 1 rep @ 175 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Squat Snatch
Clean March 01, 2018 1 rep @ 235 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.2A - Rx'd
Clean & Jerk January 23, 2018 1 rep @ 205 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Clean & Jerk
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