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
Sumo Deadlift August 26, 2019 4 reps @ 315 lbs Sumo Deadlift 4-4-4-4-4-4
Back Squat April 22, 2019 1 rep @ 365 lbs Back Squat 5-5-3-3-1-1
Front Squat August 23, 2019 1 rep @ 345 lbs Front Squat 5-3-2-2-1-1
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster July 04, 2019 1 rep @ 255 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Strict Press August 15, 2019 2 reps @ 225 lbs Strict Press : 2 Rep Max
Push Press August 13, 2019 1 rep @ 280 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Jerk August 21, 2019 3 reps @ 255 lbs Jerk : 3 Rep Max
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean August 05, 2019 4 reps @ 185 lbs Power Clean 4x4, rest 2 mins
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press June 05, 2019 1 rep @ 385 lbs Bench Press 5-3-1-3-1-5

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