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 October 25, 2019 21 reps @ 255 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Masters 55+
Back Squat September 30, 2019 1 rep @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 1x1
Front Squat November 26, 2019 3 reps @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 1x3
Overhead Squat December 20, 2019 3 reps @ 115 lbs 10 times 10 RFT: Overhead Squats, Bar Muscle-ups and Burpees
Thruster December 10, 2019 10 reps @ 115 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Thrusters, Ring Muscle Ups and 400 m
Press January 08, 2020 1 rep @ 165 lbs Press 1-1-1-1-1
Push Press November 04, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Push Press : 1x1
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch October 02, 2019 1 rep @ 155 lbs Snatch : 1x1
Power Clean October 24, 2019 1 rep @ 215 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Power Clean
Clean & Jerk September 12, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Clean & Jerk : 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Bench Press October 08, 2019 1 rep @ 225 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