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 March 31, 2017 3 reps @ 295 lbs Deadlift : 3-3-3-3-3
Back Squat September 11, 2015 1 rep @ 230 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat April 25, 2017 1 rep @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 5-3-1
Overhead Squat October 31, 2014 1 rep @ 155 lbs Overhead Squat 5-3-1
Thruster September 11, 2012 1 rep @ 145 lbs Thruster 5-3-1
Shoulder Press November 30, 2012 1 rep @ 125 lbs Shoulder Press : 2-2-2-2-2
Push Press September 22, 2017 1 rep @ 175 lbs Push Press : 2-2-2
Split Jerk February 17, 2015 1 rep @ 185 lbs Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch July 31, 2017 1 rep @ 125 lbs Every 1 min for 14 mins: Squat Snatch
Squat Clean August 25, 2017 1 rep @ 195 lbs Every 1 min for 15 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk July 25, 2017 1 rep @ 190 lbs Every 1 min for 15 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press July 06, 2012 5 reps @ 155 lbs Bench Press : 5-5-5-5-5

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