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 August 06, 2019 1 rep @ 440 lbs Lifting: Back Squats and Bench Press
Front Squat June 22, 2019 1 rep @ 345 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-1
Overhead Squat July 30, 2019 15 reps @ 135 lbs 2 times 2 RFT: 400 m, Thrusters and Overhead Squats
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 24, 2019 5 reps @ 235 lbs Push Press : 5-5-5
Split Jerk July 20, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Split Jerk : 1x1
Snatch August 12, 2019 3 reps @ 245 lbs Snatch : 3-3-3-3-3
Squat Clean August 16, 2019 2 reps @ 275 lbs Squat Clean : 2-2-2-2-2
Clean & Jerk April 30, 2019 1 rep @ 315 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press August 13, 2019 1 rep @ 280 lbs Lifting: Back Squats 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