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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 March 16, 2018 5 reps @ 315 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.4 - Rx'd
Back Squat February 12, 2018 3 reps @ 275 lbs Every 3 mins for 18 mins: Back Squat
Front Squat February 14, 2018 10 reps @ 95 lbs 10 times AMRAP 20 mins: Overhead Squats, Pull-ups, Double Unders and 3 more
Overhead Squat March 09, 2018 20 reps @ 115 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.3 - Rx'd
Thruster March 23, 2018 3 reps @ 100 lbs CrossFit Games Open 11.6 / 12.5 / 18.5 - Rx'd
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean March 02, 2018 1 rep @ 237 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.2A - Rx'd
Power Clean & Jerk February 05, 2018 8 reps @ 135 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Burpee Box Jump Overs and Power Clean & Jerks
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