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 July 16, 2015 1 rep @ 105 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat May 13, 2019 3 reps @ 70 lbs Back Squat : 6x3 at 70% 1RM
Front Squat June 03, 2019 2 reps @ 85 lbs Front Squat : 6x2 at 75% 1RM
Overhead Squat February 24, 2015 1 rep @ 10 lbs CrossFit Total II
Thruster June 25, 2019 1 rep @ 70 lbs Thruster : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press April 24, 2018 3 reps @ 40 lbs Shoulder Press : 6x3 at 75% 1RM
Push Press June 14, 2016 1 rep @ 45 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk March 21, 2018 1 rep @ 55 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Split Jerk
Power Snatch January 30, 2018 54 reps @ 25 lbs 21-15-9-6-3: Wall Balls and Power Snatches
Power Clean April 09, 2018 6 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times AMRAP 10 mins: Power Cleans, Thrusters and Double Unders
Clean & Jerk January 16, 2018 28 reps @ 35 lbs in 4 mins Fore!
Bench Press July 07, 2015 3 reps @ 45 lbs Bench Press : 3-3-3-3-3

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