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 April 15, 2019 1 rep @ 405 lbs Sumo Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat February 25, 2019 5 reps @ 205 lbs Back Squat : 5-5-5
Front Squat August 07, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Front Squat : 5-4-3-2-1
Overhead Squat June 12, 2019 3 reps @ 150 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster August 17, 2019 5 reps @ 135 lbs Thruster : 5 Rep Max
Shoulder Press August 16, 2019 1 rep @ 165 lbs Shoulder Press : 5-4-3-2-1
Push Press April 19, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk August 20, 2019 3 reps @ 165 lbs Push Jerk 3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Power Snatch June 14, 2019 1 rep @ 160 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean June 10, 2019 1 rep @ 240 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean & Jerk March 18, 2019 10 reps @ 105 lbs 3 times 3x RFT: Rows and Power Clean & Jerks
Bench Press July 16, 2019 6 reps @ 185 lbs Bench Press : 6 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