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 July 28, 2015 1 rep @ 435 lbs Deadlift : 1x1
Back Squat March 05, 2018 1 rep @ 355 lbs Back Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat December 18, 2013 1 rep @ 285 lbs Front Squat : 5-4-3-2-1
Overhead Squat October 05, 2015 2 reps @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Thruster January 17, 2014 5 reps @ 135 lbs 5 times AMRAP 10 mins: Power Cleans, Thrusters and Burpees
Shoulder Press April 07, 2017 1 rep @ 160 lbs Shoulder Press : 5 @ 50%, 3 @ 60%, 2 @ 70%, 1 @ 80%, 1 @ 90%, 1 @ 95%, 1 @ 100%
Push Press April 11, 2016 1 rep @ 195 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk October 01, 2015 1 rep @ 205 lbs Every 2 mins for 20 mins: Split Jerk
Snatch August 04, 2016 1 rep @ 180 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean March 02, 2018 1 rep @ 235 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.2A - Rx'd
Clean & Jerk March 30, 2016 1 rep @ 210 lbs Every 1:03 for 8:24: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press July 24, 2015 1 rep @ 265 lbs Bench Press : 1x1

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