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 January 21, 2020 15 reps @ 245 lbs 4 times AMRAP 15 mins: Double Unders, Wall Balls and Deadlifts
Back Squat October 14, 2019 15 reps @ 185 lbs 2 times 2 RFT: 400 m, Back Squats, Pull-ups and Ring Dips
Front Squat November 12, 2019 25 reps @ 100 lbs 2 times 2 RFT: Horizontal Barbell Pull Ups, Hang Power Cleans, Push Press and 2 more
Overhead Squat September 17, 2019 17 reps @ 115 lbs Chipper: 400 m, Snatches, Push-ups, 7 and more
Thruster August 26, 2019 120 reps @ 95 lbs "Death By" - Thruster : 1 rep + 1 rep / 1 min
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press January 14, 2020 6 reps @ 135 lbs Every 1 min for 8 mins: Push Press
Push Jerk October 30, 2019 12 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Box Jumps, Russian Kettlebell Swings, Push-ups, and Push Jerks
Snatch September 17, 2019 17 reps @ 115 lbs Chipper: 400 m, Snatches, Push-ups, 7 and more
Squat Clean January 28, 2020 6 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 800 m, Handstand Push-ups, Squat Cleans and Knees-to-elbows
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