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, 2017 3 reps @ 415 lbs Deadlift : 3 Rep Max
Back Squat July 17, 2018 2 reps @ 370 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat December 07, 2018 2 reps @ 285 lbs Front Squat : 2 Rep Max
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster June 25, 2018 1 rep @ 205 lbs Thruster : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Shoulder Press October 19, 2018 1 rep @ 200 lbs Shoulder Press : 5-4-3-2-1
Push Press July 25, 2017 2 reps @ 235 lbs Push Press : 2 Rep Max
Push Jerk June 08, 2017 1 rep @ 235 lbs Push Jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Snatch July 23, 2019 2 reps @ 175 lbs Power Snatch : 2-2-2-2-2
Power Clean November 14, 2018 10 reps @ 175 lbs Every 1 min: 5 Thrusters
Clean & Jerk November 02, 2018 30 reps @ 135 lbs Grace
Bench Press June 24, 2019 3 reps @ 316 lbs Bench Press : 3-3-3-3-3

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