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 May 16, 2019 3 reps @ 255 lbs 5 times Alt EMOM 20 mins: Deadlifts and Double Unders
Back Squat July 22, 2019 30 reps @ 65 lbs Chipper: 400 m, Back Squats, 400 m and 3 more
Front Squat May 13, 2019 3 reps @ 130 lbs 10 times Every 2 mins for 20 mins: Power Cleans and Front Squats
Overhead Squat May 29, 2019 3 reps @ 85 lbs Lifting: Overhead Squats and Power Snatches
Thruster July 15, 2019 2 reps @ 95 lbs FT: Thrusters and Double Unders
Strict Press July 22, 2019 1 rep @ 85 lbs Strict Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press June 04, 2019 3 reps @ 105 lbs Lifting: Shoulder Press and Push Press
Jerk July 02, 2019 6 reps @ 105 lbs 5 times AMRAP 9 mins: Power Cleans, Jerks and Box Jumps
Power Snatch June 25, 2019 2 reps @ 105 lbs 5 times Alt EMOM 20 mins: Power Snatches and Double Unders
Power Clean May 21, 2019 3 reps @ 150 lbs Lifting: Front Squats and Power Cleans
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press July 24, 2019 5 reps @ 100 lbs Lifting: Power Cleans and Bench Press

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