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 August 30, 2019 1 rep @ 485 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat October 07, 2019 5 reps @ 255 lbs Back Squat : 5-5-5-5
Front Squat January 03, 2020 2 reps @ 205 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat September 24, 2019 18 reps @ 115 lbs FT: 400 m, Overhead Squats, 400 m and 3 more; 200 m
Thruster September 09, 2019 5 reps @ 175 lbs Thruster : 5-5-5-5-5
Strict Press October 08, 2019 5 reps @ 155 lbs Strict Press 5-5-5-5
Push Press January 07, 2020 15 reps @ 115 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Hang Power Cleans, Double Unders, Push Press and Double Unders
Push Jerk February 19, 2020 1 rep @ 165 lbs 10 times Every 1 min for 10 mins: Power Cleans, Push Jerks, Hang Power Cleans, and Split Jerks
Snatch NA NA NA
Squat Clean January 20, 2020 1 rep @ 255 lbs Squat Clean : 1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk November 04, 2019 10 reps @ 225 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press August 27, 2019 1 rep @ 265 lbs Bench Press 5-3-2-1-ME

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