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 August 29, 2016 1 rep @ 455 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat August 25, 2017 3 reps @ 2752 lbs Back Squat : 4x3 at 80% 1RM
Front Squat April 13, 2018 1 rep @ 335 lbs Front Squat 3-3-2-2-1-1
Overhead Squat June 28, 2017 15 reps @ 115 lbs Chipper: Hang Power Snatches, Overhead Squats, Power Clean & Jerks and Burpees
Thruster July 01, 2016 7 reps @ 135 lbs 7 times The Seven
Strict Press August 16, 2017 1 rep @ 155 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press June 30, 2015 2 reps @ 155 lbs Lifting: Cleans and Push Press
Jerk September 15, 2016 2 reps @ 175 lbs Jerk : 2-2-2-2-2
Snatch June 15, 2016 3 reps @ 8585 lbs Snatch : 3-3-3-3-3
Clean September 19, 2017 1 rep @ 225 lbs Clean 3-2-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk March 27, 2017 1 rep @ 185 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1
Bench Press July 14, 2017 1 rep @ 285 lbs Bench Press 3-3-2-2-1-1

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