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 January 13, 2017 1 rep @ 150 kg Deadlift 8-8-6-6-4-4-1-1-1
Back Squat October 18, 2016 2 reps @ 105 kg Back Squat 3-3-3-3-2
Front Squat January 23, 2017 15 reps @ 60 pood 5-5-5: Front Squats and Strict Pull-ups
Overhead Squat March 09, 2018 20 reps @ 115 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.3 - Rx'd
Thruster January 08, 2018 10 reps @ 55 kg AMRAP 15 mins: Thrusters, Toes-to-bars, Thrusters, and 5 more
Strict Press October 31, 2017 1 rep @ 70 kg Strict Press : 5-4-3-2-1
Push Press January 31, 2018 3 reps @ 60 kg Push Press : 3-3-3-3-3-3
Push Jerk January 24, 2017 10 reps @ 50 kg FT: Push Jerks, Toes-to-bars, Push Jerks, and 6 more
Power Snatch November 22, 2017 1 rep @ 50 kg Power Snatch : 3 @ 60%, 3 @ 60%, 2 @ 63%, 2 @ 63%, 1 @ 65%, 1 @ 65%
Squat Clean December 12, 2017 1 rep @ 85 kg Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk April 11, 2017 10 reps @ 62.5 kg 3 times 3 RFT: Sit-up (medicine ball)s, Clean & Jerks, and Rope Climb (from ground to standing)s
Bench Press November 16, 2017 2 reps @ 90 kg Bench Press 6-6-6-6-2-2-2

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