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 19, 2019 5 reps @ 315 lbs 6 times AMRAP 10 mins: Deadlifts and Straight Leg Sit-ups
Back Squat August 19, 2019 5 reps @ 215 lbs Lifting: Back Squats and Bench Press
Front Squat May 13, 2019 3 reps @ 175 lbs 10 times Every 2 mins for 20 mins: Power Cleans and Front Squats
Overhead Squat July 22, 2019 10 reps @ 135 lbs Chipper: 400 m, Back Squats, 400 m and 3 more
Thruster July 15, 2019 6 reps @ 135 lbs FT: Thrusters and Double Unders
Shoulder Press June 04, 2019 4 reps @ 135 lbs Lifting: Shoulder Press and Push Press
Push Press June 04, 2019 3 reps @ 175 lbs Lifting: Shoulder Press and Push Press
Jerk July 02, 2019 6 reps @ 155 lbs 4 times AMRAP 9 mins: Power Cleans, Jerks and Box Jumps
Power Snatch April 02, 2019 7 reps @ 115 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Power Snatches and Toes-to-bars
Power Clean July 24, 2019 2 reps @ 205 lbs Lifting: Power Cleans and Bench Press
Clean & Jerk April 08, 2019 30 reps @ 135 lbs Grace
Bench Press August 19, 2019 5 reps @ 205 lbs Lifting: Back Squats and Bench Press

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