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 28, 2019 4 reps @ 135 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Scaled
Back Squat September 30, 2019 1 rep @ 105 lbs Back Squat : 1x1
Front Squat September 03, 2019 1 rep @ 75 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3
Overhead Squat July 29, 2019 15 reps @ 35 lbs 2 times 2 RFT: 400 m, Thrusters, 400 m and Overhead Squats
Thruster July 29, 2019 15 reps @ 35 lbs 2 times 2 RFT: 400 m, Thrusters, 400 m and Overhead Squats
Press January 08, 2020 1 rep @ 70 lbs Press 1-1-1-1-1
Push Press September 23, 2019 1 rep @ 85 lbs Push Press : 7-3-5-2-3-1
Split Jerk September 17, 2019 1 rep @ 75 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Power Snatch September 04, 2019 5 reps @ 35 lbs 4 times 4 RFT: 400 m, Rope Climbs and Squat Snatches
Power Clean December 03, 2019 19 reps @ 55 lbs 5 times Hotshots 19
Clean & Jerk November 19, 2019 5 reps @ 75 lbs FT: Rows, Clean & Jerks, Rows and 17 more
Bench Press October 08, 2019 1 rep @ 80 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