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 January 02, 2019 1 rep @ 405 lbs 6 times Marston
Back Squat February 07, 2019 5 reps @ 275 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: L Sits, Dumbbell Box Step-ups, Strict Pull-ups and Back Squats
Front Squat April 09, 2019 2 reps @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 10-8-6-4-2
Overhead Squat January 09, 2019 3 reps @ 125 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster April 23, 2019 1 rep @ 160 lbs Thruster 1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press June 11, 2019 1 rep @ 115 lbs Shoulder Press : 1-1-1
Push Press January 16, 2019 1 rep @ 160 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk January 29, 2019 12 reps @ 185 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Pull-ups and Push Jerks
Power Snatch January 10, 2019 5 reps @ 155 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Double Unders, Power Snatches, Ring Muscle-ups and Box Jumps
Power Clean May 28, 2019 10 reps @ 205 lbs FT: AbMat Sit-ups, Power Cleans, AbMat Sit-ups and 7 more
Clean & Jerk January 17, 2019 15 reps @ 225 lbs FT: Bikes, Clean & Jerks and Rows
Bench Press NA NA NA

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