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 June 02, 2019 5 reps @ 165 lbs 6 times AMRAP 16 mins: 200 m, Deadlifts, Push-ups and Double Unders
Back Squat June 11, 2019 2 reps @ 175 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Clean
Front Squat August 02, 2019 5 reps @ 115 lbs 6 times AMRAP 20 mins w/ Buy-in: 403 m, Power Cleans, Front Squats, 2 and more
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster June 23, 2019 10 reps @ 75 lbs Chipper: Double Unders, Hanging Knee Raises, Russian Kettlebell Swings and 32 more
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean June 26, 2019 2 reps @ 135 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Clean
Clean & Jerk March 25, 2019 5 reps @ 95 lbs 6 times FT: Wall Balls; 6x Clean & Jerks, Pull-ups and Box Jump Overs; Row...
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