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 April 16, 2019 5 reps @ 126 kg 5 times 5 RFT: Back Squats and Deadlifts
Back Squat July 15, 2019 1 rep @ 165 kg Back Squat
Front Squat June 21, 2019 1 rep @ 142 kg Front Squat
Overhead Squat August 02, 2019 15 reps @ 61 kg 4 times 4 RFT: 400 m and Overhead Squats
Thruster August 09, 2019 2 reps @ 102 kg FT: Thrusters, Bar Muscle-ups, Thrusters, and 7 more
Shoulder Press April 26, 2019 3 reps @ 70 kg Shoulder Press : 3 Rep Max
Push Press June 07, 2019 1 rep @ 115 kg Push Press
Split Jerk August 07, 2019 2 reps @ 120 kg Split Jerk
Power Snatch August 02, 2019 1 rep @ 95 kg Power Snatch
Power Clean August 19, 2019 10 reps @ 112 kg Power Clean
Clean & Jerk April 17, 2019 1 rep @ 130 kg Clean & Jerk
Bench Press April 27, 2019 55 reps @ 93 kg 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: Bench Press, Strict Pull-ups, and Handstand Walks

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