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 28, 2019 6 reps @ 315 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Rx'd
Back Squat January 09, 2020 1 rep @ 150 kg Back Squat , rest 1:30
Front Squat October 02, 2019 1 rep @ 115 kg Every 1 min for 10 mins: Front Squat
Overhead Squat September 28, 2019 2 reps @ 85 kg Overhead Squat : 2 Rep Max
Thruster September 13, 2019 45 reps @ 42.5 kg Fran
Strict Press January 02, 2020 6 reps @ 50 kg 4 times 4 RFQ: Strict Press and Alternating Dumbbell Bicep Curls
Push Press January 31, 2020 3 reps @ 75 kg Push Press : 3-3-3-3-3
Jerk December 30, 2019 1 rep @ 100 kg Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Squat Snatch December 18, 2019 1 rep @ 81 kg Squat Snatch
Clean December 16, 2019 1 rep @ 112.5 kg Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk November 04, 2019 2 reps @ 225 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press February 05, 2020 3 reps @ 105 kg 4 times 4 RFQ: Bench Press, Dumbbell Bench Press, and Sled Pulls

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