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 July 05, 2016 6 reps @ 225 lbs 4 times Rankel
Back Squat September 08, 2016 5 reps @ 155 lbs 10 times Alt EMOM 20 mins: Assault Bike Cals. Sprints and Back Squats
Front Squat August 04, 2016 6 reps @ 155 lbs 6 times Every 3 mins for 18 mins: Front Squats, Box Jump Overs and Burpees
Overhead Squat November 13, 2017 1 rep @ 95 lbs Overhead Squat 1-1-1
Thruster July 26, 2016 6 reps @ 95 lbs 6 times Rahoi
Press May 17, 2017 1 rep @ 75 lbs Press 3-2-1-3-2-1
Push Press January 17, 2018 1 rep @ 90 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk September 06, 2016 5 reps @ 165 lbs 4 times Lee
Snatch August 11, 2016 1 rep @ 145 lbs 7 times AMRAP 7 mins: Snatches and Clean & Jerks
Power Clean July 27, 2016 1 rep @ 155 lbs 30 times Holleyman
Clean & Jerk December 19, 2018 3 reps @ 155 lbs 4 times Alt EMOM 16 mins: Toes-to-bars, Echo Bikes, Clean & Jerks and Rows
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