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 01, 2018 60 reps @ 155 lbs FT: Deadlifts, Hang Power Cleans and Push Jerks
Back Squat September 18, 2018 3 reps @ 365 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-3
Front Squat September 18, 2018 3 reps @ 325 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3
Overhead Squat September 18, 2018 3 reps @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster September 10, 2018 15 reps @ 135 lbs FT: Power Snatches, Thrusters, Power Cleans and 3 more
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Split Jerk October 15, 2018 1 rep @ 300 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Snatch March 27, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Clean September 24, 2018 4 reps @ 225 lbs 4 times 4 RFT: 400 m, Rope Climbs, Squat Cleans and Box Jumps
Clean & Jerk April 18, 2019 1 rep @ 235 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
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