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 November 24, 2015 1 rep @ 310 lbs Deadlift : 2-2-2-2-2
Back Squat April 11, 2015 1 rep @ 245.5 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat October 29, 2015 3 reps @ 195 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat January 27, 2016 1 rep @ 190 lbs Overhead Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Thruster December 29, 2015 3 reps @ 170 lbs Thruster : 3-3-3-3-3
Shoulder Press May 29, 2015 1 rep @ 150 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press January 01, 2016 2 reps @ 185 lbs Push Press : 2-2-2-2-2
Split Jerk January 06, 2016 1 rep @ 200 lbs Every 1 min for 20 mins: Split Jerk
Power Snatch June 25, 2015 1 rep @ 150 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean January 12, 2016 1 rep @ 210 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk January 12, 2016 1 rep @ 205 lbs CrossFit Games Open 15.1A
Bench Press January 19, 2016 2 reps @ 185 lbs Bench Press : 2-2-2-2-2

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