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 26, 2019 15 reps @ 155 lbs 6 times AMRAP 15 mins: 400 m and Deadlifts
Back Squat November 11, 2019 2 reps @ 155 lbs Back Squat : 10-8-6-4-2
Front Squat September 04, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Front Squat 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1
Overhead Squat September 24, 2019 15 reps @ 87 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: 400 m and Overhead Squats
Thruster October 14, 2019 9 reps @ 105 lbs FT: 1600 m, Thrusters, 800 m and 3 more
Shoulder Press February 17, 2020 5 reps @ 75 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Shoulder Press, Push Press and Push Jerks
Push Press February 17, 2020 10 reps @ 75 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Shoulder Press, Push Press and Push Jerks
Split Jerk November 26, 2019 3 reps @ 145 lbs Split Jerk : 3-3-3-3-3
Squat Snatch November 05, 2019 10 reps @ 95 lbs 3 times AMRAP 20 mins: Rows, Pistol (Assisted w/pole or wall)s and Squat Snatches
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk November 01, 2019 5 reps @ 155 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Scaled
Bench Press NA NA NA

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