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 25, 2019 5 reps @ 255 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Masters 55+
Back Squat February 06, 2020 1 rep @ 225 lbs Back Squat : 1-1-1
Front Squat January 14, 2020 3 reps @ 165 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat March 16, 2020 1 rep @ 85 lbs Overhead Squat : 1-1-1-1-1
Thruster December 09, 2019 2 reps @ 125 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Thruster
Strict Press January 07, 2020 2 reps @ 140 lbs Strict Press : 2-2-2-2-2
Push Press December 11, 2019 3 reps @ 145 lbs Push Press : 3-3-3
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch March 20, 2020 30 reps @ 75 lbs 2019 CrossFit Games Event 11 - The Standard
Power Clean November 05, 2019 5 reps @ 165 lbs Power Clean : 5-5-5-5-5
Clean & Jerk November 01, 2019 9 reps @ 155 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Masters 55+
Bench Press March 07, 2020 3 reps @ 225 lbs Bench Press : 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