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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 February 01, 2019 9 reps @ 155 lbs 8 times CrossFit Games Open 11.2
Back Squat February 27, 2019 1 rep @ 315 lbs Alt EMOM 16 mins: Back Squats, Back Squats, Back Squats and 5 more
Front Squat February 18, 2019 2 reps @ 175 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster January 11, 2019 2 reps @ 195 lbs Thruster 2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Shoulder Press March 04, 2019 1 rep @ 215 lbs Alt EMOM 12 mins: Shoulder Press, Shoulder Press, Shoulder Press and 3 more
Push Press May 06, 2019 1 rep @ 256 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk May 20, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch March 15, 2019 10 reps @ 95 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.4 - Scaled
Power Clean December 21, 2018 4 reps @ 155 lbs 3 times AMRAP 5 mins: Power Cleans, Double Unders and Pull-ups
Clean & Jerk January 25, 2019 60 reps @ 135 lbs Double Grace
Bench Press December 31, 2018 1 rep @ 331 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