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 May 07, 2019 7 reps @ 135 lbs 5 times FT: 1 mi; 5x Deadlifts and Double Unders; 200 m, Rope Climbs and...
Back Squat August 01, 2019 2 reps @ 165 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat August 06, 2019 2 reps @ 135 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster March 22, 2019 33 reps @ 65 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.5 - Rx'd
Strict Press June 26, 2019 1 rep @ 80 lbs Strict Press 3-1-1
Push Press May 10, 2019 48 reps @ 55 lbs "FGB Style" - Wall Balls, Sumo Deadlift High-pulls, Box Jumps, and 2 more
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch March 18, 2019 10 reps @ 65 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.4 - Rx'd
Squat Clean July 23, 2019 1 rep @ 125 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk July 02, 2019 1 rep @ 115 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press April 17, 2019 6 reps @ 70 lbs Bench Press 10-8-6

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