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 October 31, 2014 3 reps @ 315 lbs Deadlift : 3 Rep Max
Back Squat July 29, 2014 1 rep @ 255 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat September 03, 2014 8 reps @ 135 lbs Front Squat 2x8 at 75% 1RM
Overhead Squat December 08, 2014 5 reps @ 95 lbs 4 times AMRAP 7 mins: Power Snatches, Overhead Squats, and Toes-to-bars
Thruster July 16, 2014 7 reps @ 95 lbs 7 times The Seven
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press August 07, 2014 5 reps @ 135 lbs Push Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Push Jerk July 01, 2014 1 rep @ 155 lbs Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch October 28, 2014 3 reps @ 115 lbs CrossFit Games Open 13.1
Squat Clean August 07, 2014 10 reps @ 135 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Double Unders, Wall Balls, Handstand Push-ups and Squat Cleans
Clean & Jerk April 28, 2014 1 rep @ 145 lbs Olympic Weightlifting Total
Bench Press October 30, 2014 1 rep @ 215 lbs Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

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