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 10, 2019 1 rep @ 395 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat November 18, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat November 12, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat August 23, 2019 3 reps @ 185 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster September 25, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press August 07, 2019 1 rep @ 170 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press June 25, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Push Press : 1-1-1-1-1
Jerk August 13, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Snatch November 16, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs "Death By" - Snatch : 45/35 lbs + 10 lbs / 1 min
Clean November 16, 2019 1 rep @ 295 lbs "Death By" - Clean : pick load + 10 lbs / 1 min
Clean & Jerk November 01, 2019 10 reps @ 185 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press November 04, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Bench Press 1-1-1-1

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