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 March 27, 2019 4 reps @ 215 lbs Alt EMOM 12 mins: Deadlifts, Deadlifts, Deadlifts and 3 more
Back Squat March 19, 2019 1 rep @ 200 lbs Alt EMOM 10 mins: Back Squats, Back Squats, Back Squats and 2 more
Front Squat March 05, 2019 1 rep @ 170 lbs Alt EMOM 16 mins: Front Squats, Front Squats, Front Squats and 5 more
Overhead Squat April 24, 2019 5 reps @ 65 lbs Overhead Squat : 5 Rep Max
Thruster May 10, 2019 1 rep @ 135 lbs Every 1 min: 5 Thrusters
Shoulder Press May 14, 2019 2 reps @ 105 lbs Shoulder Press : 6x2 at 75% 1RM
Push Press May 06, 2019 1 rep @ 165 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk May 20, 2019 1 rep @ 170 lbs Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch March 15, 2019 10 reps @ 65 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.4 - Scaled
Power Clean May 31, 2019 2 reps @ 155 lbs Power Clean : 2-2-2-2-2
Power Clean & Jerk May 31, 2019 2 reps @ 105 lbs FT: 200 m and Power Clean & Jerks
Bench Press May 22, 2019 2 reps @ 145 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