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 June 12, 2019 1 rep @ 475 lbs Deadlift : 2-2-2-1-1
Back Squat March 25, 2019 1 rep @ 435 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat June 22, 2019 1 rep @ 345 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-1
Overhead Squat June 21, 2019 5 reps @ 115 lbs 5 times Every 2 mins for 10 mins: Power Snatches, Squat Snatches, Overhead Squats and Single Unders
Thruster March 12, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs FT: Bar Muscle-ups and Thrusters
Shoulder Press June 18, 2019 15 reps @ 115 lbs FT: Rows, Double Kettlebell Front Rack Box Step-ups, Bench Press and 9 more
Push Press June 03, 2019 5 reps @ 225 lbs Push Press : 5-5-5
Push Jerk April 16, 2019 15 reps @ 225 lbs 5-4-3-2-1: Hang Squat Cleans and Push Jerks
Snatch June 07, 2019 3 reps @ 225 lbs Snatch : 3-3-3-3
Power Clean April 02, 2019 30 reps @ 225 lbs AMRAP 9 mins: Power Cleans and Bike Calories
Clean & Jerk April 30, 2019 1 rep @ 315 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press April 08, 2019 8 reps @ 225 lbs Bench Press : 8-8-8

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