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 December 07, 2015 1 rep @ 395 lbs Omega CrossFit Total
Back Squat September 26, 2016 3 reps @ 315 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-3-3
Front Squat October 17, 2016 1 rep @ 295 lbs Omega CrossFit Total
Overhead Squat March 09, 2016 1 rep @ 225 lbs Overhead Squat 7-7-5-5-3-3-1-1
Thruster March 06, 2017 5 reps @ 185 lbs Thruster : 5-5-5-5-5
Shoulder Press December 07, 2015 1 rep @ 195 lbs Omega CrossFit Total
Push Press August 08, 2016 3 reps @ 215 lbs Push Press : 3-3-3-3-3
Split Jerk August 16, 2016 1 rep @ 225 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch December 23, 2015 1 rep @ 165 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean July 11, 2015 1 rep @ 225 lbs 8 times AMRAP 30 mins: Wall Balls, Handstand Push-ups, Cleans and 800 m
Clean & Jerk June 06, 2016 1 rep @ 225 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press June 18, 2015 2 reps @ 255 lbs Bench Press : 2-2-2-2-2

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