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 October 25, 2019 21 reps @ 155 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Rx'd
Back Squat February 13, 2020 3 reps @ 65 kg Back Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Front Squat December 03, 2019 3 reps @ 55 kg Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster January 19, 2020 10 reps @ 35 kg 3 times 3 RFT: Thrusters and Lateral Burpee Over Bars
Shoulder Press November 18, 2019 10 reps @ 15 kg 4 times 4 RFQ: Bicep Curls and Shoulder Press
Push Press February 21, 2020 5 reps @ 30 kg 5 times 5 RFQ: Push Press, Barbell Overhead Holds, Straddle-ups, and 2 more
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Power Snatch February 25, 2020 30 reps @ 30 kg FT: Power Snatches
Power Clean October 08, 2019 1 rep @ 60 kg Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk November 03, 2019 10 reps @ 115 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
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