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 April 27, 2018 1 rep @ 465 lbs Deadlift : 1x1
Back Squat September 19, 2016 1 rep @ 405 lbs Back Squat 5-3-3-3-1
Front Squat October 24, 2016 1 rep @ 380 lbs Front Squat 3-2-1-3-2-1
Overhead Squat June 14, 2016 2 reps @ 245 lbs Lifting: Overhead Squats, Front Squats and Back Squats
Thruster June 08, 2018 10 reps @ 155 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Thrusters, Ring Muscle Ups and 400 m
Press September 28, 2016 5 reps @ 155 lbs Press 5-5-5-5-5
Push Press August 10, 2016 2 reps @ 230 lbs Push Press : 2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Split Jerk June 05, 2018 1 rep @ 300 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch June 26, 2018 1 rep @ 215 lbs Every 2 mins for 8 mins: Squat Snatch
Power Clean June 17, 2016 1 rep @ 275 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk August 29, 2016 1 rep @ 300 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press June 23, 2016 1 rep @ 225 lbs Lifting: Bench Press and Weighted Strict Pull-ups

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