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 February 11, 2019 1 rep @ 305 lbs Deadlift : 1-1-1-1-1
Back Squat April 29, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat May 28, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Front Squat 5-3-3-1-1-1
Overhead Squat April 04, 2019 1 rep @ 105 lbs Overhead Squat : 5-3-3-1-1-1
Thruster May 16, 2019 15 reps @ 95 lbs 2 times 3 RFT: Squat Cleans, Rows, Thrusters and Rows
Shoulder Press April 29, 2019 1 rep @ 104 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press May 06, 2019 45 reps @ 75 lbs Fight Gone Bad
Push Jerk March 13, 2019 1 rep @ 155 lbs Push Jerk : 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1
Snatch January 31, 2019 30 reps @ 85 lbs Isabel
Squat Clean February 05, 2019 15 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Squat Cleans and Ring Dips
Clean & Jerk March 05, 2019 1 rep @ 115 lbs Clean & Jerk : 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1
Bench Press May 14, 2019 21 reps @ 70 lbs 4 times 4 RFQ: Bench Press, Ring Rows and 400 m

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