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 June 20, 2020 8 reps @ 225 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Deadlifts, Push-ups and Double Unders
Back Squat September 19, 2020 1 rep @ 255 lbs Back Squat 2-2-2-1-1-1-1
Front Squat September 17, 2020 2 reps @ 185 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat August 20, 2020 6 reps @ 95 lbs 4 times AMRAP 12 mins: Overhead Squats, Push-ups and Box Jumps
Thruster May 12, 2020 7 reps @ 95 lbs 6 times AMRAP 14 mins: Thrusters and Double Unders
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press August 03, 2020 10 reps @ 115 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Pull-ups, Air Squats, Push Press and Air Squats
Split Jerk September 18, 2020 2 reps @ 155 lbs Split Jerk : 2-2-2-2-2
Snatch August 04, 2020 1 rep @ 115 lbs Snatch 3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Power Clean September 19, 2020 1 rep @ 185 lbs Power Clean 2-2-2-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
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