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 October 26, 2019 21 reps @ 155 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Rx'd
Back Squat August 19, 2019 2 reps @ 190 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2
Front Squat October 14, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat August 23, 2019 3 reps @ 125 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster September 25, 2019 1 rep @ 120 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press August 07, 2019 1 rep @ 90 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press September 06, 2019 4 reps @ 120 lbs Push Press : 4 Rep Max
Jerk August 13, 2019 1 rep @ 165 lbs Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Snatch August 02, 2019 1 rep @ 130 lbs Squat Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1
Squat Clean August 21, 2019 1 rep @ 150 lbs Squat Clean : 1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk November 01, 2019 2 reps @ 145 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press August 05, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs Bench Press : 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