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 17, 2019 21 reps @ 205 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Rx'd
Back Squat July 23, 2019 3 reps @ 225 lbs Back Squat : 5x3
Front Squat August 27, 2019 5 reps @ 185 lbs Front Squat : 5x5
Overhead Squat August 26, 2019 3 reps @ 55 lbs WZA 2019 Indy Online Challenge - WOD 1
Thruster July 23, 2019 9 reps @ 115 lbs Chipper: Thrusters, Pull-ups, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups, and 9 more
Shoulder Press July 25, 2019 5 reps @ 85 lbs Shoulder Press 5x5
Push Press NA NA NA
Split Jerk July 24, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Split Jerk 3x1
Snatch August 03, 2019 1 rep @ 155 lbs Snatch 2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1
Clean August 03, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Clean : 1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk August 10, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
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