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 28, 2020 10 reps @ 255 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Deadlifts and Double Unders
Back Squat September 18, 2020 1 rep @ 275 lbs Back Squat : 5-3-1-1-1
Front Squat May 29, 2020 1 rep @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 5-1-5-1-5-1
Overhead Squat July 04, 2020 45 reps @ 135 lbs 21-15-9: Deadlifts and Overhead Squats
Thruster June 30, 2020 9 reps @ 135 lbs FT: Thrusters, Burpee Pull-ups, Thrusters and 3 more
Press July 20, 2020 20 reps @ 45 lbs FQ: 800 m, Deadlifts, Hang Power Cleans and 9 more
Push Press May 14, 2020 1 rep @ 175 lbs Push Press 9-6-3-1
Push Jerk April 15, 2020 30 reps @ 185 lbs 10-8-6-4-2: Push Jerks and Muscle-ups
Snatch September 11, 2020 11 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times AMRAP 9 mins: Snatches, Box Jump Overs and Row Calories
Power Clean June 25, 2020 3 reps @ 195 lbs Power Clean : 3-3-3-3-3
Clean & Jerk May 12, 2020 1 rep @ 225 lbs FT: Rows, Clean & Jerks, Rows and 17 more
Bench Press April 10, 2020 5 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times Alt EMOM 6 mins: 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