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 September 06, 2016 1 rep @ 345 lbs 5 times Lee
Back Squat June 04, 2018 1 rep @ 180 lbs Back Squat : 1x1
Front Squat August 25, 2016 3 reps @ 155 lbs 7 times AMRAP 10 mins: 100 Meter Runs, Power Cleans, Hang Power Cleans and Front Squats
Overhead Squat September 18, 2018 3 reps @ 85 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster November 15, 2017 36 reps @ 95 lbs 15-12-9: Clean & Jerks and Thrusters
Strict Press August 29, 2016 1 rep @ 85 lbs Strict Press 5-3-1
Push Press November 14, 2018 45 reps @ 75 lbs 21-15-9: Push Press and Kettlebell Swings
Push Jerk September 06, 2016 5 reps @ 185 lbs 5 times Lee
Power Snatch August 06, 2016 100 reps @ 65 lbs Chipper: Push Press, Double Unders, Toes-to-bars, 4 and more
Squat Clean September 06, 2016 3 reps @ 185 lbs 5 times Lee
Clean & Jerk July 25, 2016 15 reps @ 115 lbs Luke
Bench Press October 10, 2016 6 reps @ 145 lbs 4 times AMRAP 12 mins: Bench Press, Hang Squat Cleans and Toes-to-bars

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