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 December 20, 2018 5 reps @ 155 lbs 5 times AMRAP 10 mins: Box Jumps, Deadlifts, Handstand Push-ups and Medicine Ball Cleans
Back Squat January 15, 2019 21 reps @ 135 lbs FT: Rope Climbs, 400 m, Back Squats, and 6 more
Front Squat June 04, 2019 3 reps @ 95 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3
Overhead Squat January 24, 2019 15 reps @ 55 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Chest-to-bar Pull-ups, Overhead Squats and 200 m
Thruster June 04, 2019 25 reps @ 55 lbs FT: Muscle-ups, Thrusters, Rows and 2 more
Shoulder Press December 20, 2018 1 rep @ 45 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press March 25, 2019 5 reps @ 115 lbs 8 times AMRAP 12 mins: Push Press, Sit-up (medicine ball)s, and Medicine Ball Cleans
Push Jerk June 12, 2019 6 reps @ 75 lbs 6 times AMRAP 12 mins: Deadlifts, Hang Power Cleans and Push Jerks
Squat Snatch January 24, 2019 1 rep @ 55 lbs Lifting: Squat Snatches and Overhead Squats
Squat Clean March 21, 2019 1 rep @ 85 lbs Lifting: Squat Cleans and Hang Squat Cleans
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press May 20, 2019 1 rep @ 70 lbs Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

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