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 16, 2019 3 reps @ 350 lbs 5 times Alt EMOM 20 mins: Deadlifts and Double Unders
Back Squat NA NA NA
Front Squat March 12, 2019 12 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Front Squats and Burpee Pull-ups
Overhead Squat December 26, 2018 10 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: 400 m and Overhead Squats
Thruster June 10, 2019 9 reps @ 75 lbs 5 times AMRAP 16 mins: 200 m, Thrusters and Strict Pull-ups
Shoulder Press January 08, 2019 1 rep @ 190 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press December 28, 2018 55 reps @ 115 lbs "Death By" - Push Press : 1 rep + 1 rep / 1 min
Push Jerk March 14, 2019 7 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times AMRAP 9 mins: Burpee Box Jumps and Push Jerks
Snatch March 15, 2019 10 reps @ 95 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.4 - Rx'd
Clean January 04, 2019 1 rep @ 235 lbs Every 2 mins for 24 mins: Clean
Power Clean & Jerk January 01, 2019 50 reps @ 135 lbs AMRAP 15 mins: Power Clean & Jerks, Box Step-ups and Strict Pull-ups
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