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 June 12, 2019 10 reps @ 155 lbs 15 times Every 1 min for 15 mins: Wall Balls, Deadlifts and Pull-ups
Back Squat March 25, 2019 1 rep @ 115 lbs Back Squat : 1x1
Front Squat April 17, 2019 10 reps @ 55 lbs FT: Rows, Bar Muscle-ups and Front Squats
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster April 23, 2019 1 rep @ 85 lbs Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press April 15, 2019 7 reps @ 35 lbs 16 times Every 1 min for 16 mins: Deadlifts, Push Press, Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunges and Burpees
Push Jerk January 29, 2019 12 reps @ 65 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Pull-ups and Push Jerks
Snatch March 27, 2019 1 rep @ 70 lbs Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Clean May 28, 2019 10 reps @ 85 lbs FT: AbMat Sit-ups, Power Cleans, AbMat Sit-ups and 7 more
Power Clean & Push Jerk February 22, 2019 3 reps @ 75 lbs FT: Rope Climbs and Power Clean & Push Jerks
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