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 October 25, 2019 11 reps @ 205 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 / 20.3 - Rx'd
Back Squat December 09, 2019 2 reps @ 52 kg Back Squat 4-4-3-3-2-2, rest 2 mins
Front Squat October 28, 2019 5 reps @ 35 kg Front Squat : 5-5-5-5-5
Overhead Squat November 29, 2019 45 reps @ 35 kg 21-15-9: Overhead Squats and Toes-to-bars
Thruster January 15, 2020 45 reps @ 65 lbs Fran
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press September 25, 2019 1 rep @ 47 kg Push Press 5-3-1-5-3-1
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Squat Snatch October 04, 2019 21 reps @ 95 lbs Amanda
Power Clean November 11, 2019 3 reps @ 95 lbs 15 times The Chief
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press NA NA NA

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