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 06, 2019 1 rep @ 405 lbs Deadlift 3-3-3-1-1-1
Back Squat May 20, 2019 1 rep @ 320 lbs Back Squat 2-2-2-1-1-1
Front Squat April 22, 2019 1 rep @ 250 lbs Front Squat 3-3-3-1-1
Overhead Squat April 26, 2019 40 reps @ 95 lbs FT: Assault Bikes, Overhead Squats, and Strict Pull-ups
Thruster July 06, 2019 6 reps @ 135 lbs 4 times 1776 - A DCF Independence Day Workout
Strict Press March 26, 2019 3 reps @ 145 lbs Strict Press 3-3-3-3-3-3-2-1, rest 1:30
Push Press April 30, 2019 15 reps @ 95 lbs 4 times 4 RFT: 400 m, Push Press, and Toes-to-bars
Push Jerk May 21, 2019 5 reps @ 155 lbs Push Jerk : 5-5-5-5
Snatch February 05, 2019 4 reps @ 145 lbs in 1 min AMReps 1 min/1 min/1 min: Snatches
Squat Clean March 01, 2019 5 reps @ 185 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.2 - Rx'd
Power Clean & Jerk January 22, 2019 8 reps @ 155 lbs in 1 min AMReps 1 min/1 min/1 min: Power Clean & Jerks
Bench Press May 09, 2019 1 rep @ 240 lbs Bench Press 2-2-2-1-1

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