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 February 13, 2014 1 rep @ 425 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat February 13, 2014 1 rep @ 345 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat February 24, 2014 1 rep @ 220 lbs Front Squat 5-3-3-1-1-1-1
Overhead Squat January 31, 2014 1 rep @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 5-3-3-1-1-1
Thruster February 10, 2014 45 reps @ 135 lbs 21-15-9: Thrusters and Sumo Deadlift High-pulls
Strict Press February 12, 2014 2 reps @ 155 lbs Strict Press 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Push Press March 12, 2014 2 reps @ 185 lbs Push Press : 2-2-2-2-2
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Power Snatch February 07, 2014 1 rep @ 180 lbs Power Snatch 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Clean January 21, 2014 1 rep @ 245 lbs Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
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