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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

Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift Apr 16, 2012 45 reps @ 225 lbs 21-15-9: Deadlifts and 800 m
Back Squat Mar 18, 2013 3 reps @ 245 lbs Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Front Squat Mar 07, 2013 1 rep @ 185 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat Apr 01, 2013 3 reps @ 155 lbs Overhead Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster Mar 22, 2012 84 reps @ 100 lbs CrossFit Games Open 11.6 / 12.5
Shoulder Press NA No Result Yet.
Push Press Feb 23, 2012 7 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times Pull-ups, Sit-up (butterfly)s, Push Presses
Push Jerk Mar 07, 2012 5 reps @ 115 lbs 3 times Runs, Push Jerks, Sit-up (abmat)s
Squat Snatch Apr 06, 2012 21 reps @ 75 lbs Amanda
Squat Clean Mar 27, 2012 45 reps @ 135 lbs Elizabeth
Clean & Jerk NA No Result Yet.
Bench Press NA No Result Yet.

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