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 March 06, 2019 5 reps @ 175 lbs Deadlift : 5-5-5
Back Squat March 16, 2019 5 reps @ 122 lbs Back Squat : 3x5
Front Squat February 26, 2019 1 rep @ 130 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat May 15, 2019 1 rep @ 123 lbs Overhead Squat : 5-4-3-2-1
Thruster March 25, 2019 33 reps @ 65 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.5 - Rx'd
Shoulder Press July 16, 2019 4 reps @ 80 lbs Shoulder Press : 4-4-4
Push Press June 01, 2019 10 reps @ 85 lbs 16 times AMRAP 22 mins: Push Press, Kettlebell Swings and Box Jumps
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Power Snatch June 22, 2019 30 reps @ 75 lbs Chipper: Power Snatches, Partner Deadlifts, Box Jump Overs and 5 more
Power Clean March 24, 2019 1 rep @ 135 lbs Power Clean 10x1
Power Clean & Jerk March 11, 2019 1 rep @ 130 lbs Power Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press July 08, 2019 2 reps @ 125 lbs Lifting: Bench Press and Strict Pull-ups

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