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
Sumo Deadlift October 24, 2018 3 reps @ 405 lbs Sumo Deadlift : 3-3-3-3-3, rest 3 mins
Back Squat November 08, 2018 1 rep @ 335 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat May 22, 2019 1 rep @ 255 lbs Front Squat : 5-5-3-3-1-1
Overhead Squat December 10, 2018 1 rep @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 1x1
Thruster June 14, 2019 15 reps @ 95 lbs FT: Rows, Cleans and Thrusters
Shoulder Press November 08, 2018 1 rep @ 175 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press August 15, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Push Press 7-5-3-3-1
Push Jerk October 29, 2018 1 rep @ 205 lbs 4 times Every 2 mins for 8 mins: Power Cleans and Push Jerks
Snatch July 02, 2019 1 rep @ 155 lbs Snatch : 3-3-2-2-1-1
Power Clean October 29, 2018 2 reps @ 205 lbs 4 times Every 2 mins for 8 mins: Power Cleans and Push Jerks
Clean & Jerk October 29, 2018 1 rep @ 205 lbs 4 times Every 2 mins for 8 mins: Clean & Jerks
Bench Press September 27, 2018 5 reps @ 205 lbs Bench Press : 5-5-5-5-5

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