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 May 22, 2019 1 rep @ 315 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat January 23, 2020 1 rep @ 265 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Front Squat January 16, 2020 1 rep @ 235 lbs Front Squat 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Overhead Squat December 16, 2019 3 reps @ 125 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster December 26, 2019 12 reps @ 75 lbs Holiday Throwdown Series "12 Days of Christmas"
Strict Press January 30, 2020 1 rep @ 135 lbs Strict Press 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Push Press May 14, 2019 1 rep @ 125 lbs Push Press : 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Split Jerk February 03, 2020 2 reps @ 155 lbs Split Jerk : 4x2 at 85% 1RM
Snatch October 23, 2019 1 rep @ 125 lbs Snatch 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Clean November 20, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Clean : 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk November 01, 2019 10 reps @ 105 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Scaled Teens 14-15
Bench Press December 09, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Bench Press 3-3-2-2-1-1-1

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