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 12, 2019 3 reps @ 435 lbs Lifting: Deadlifts and Hollow Rocks
Back Squat January 22, 2019 2 reps @ 325 lbs Back Squat : 2 Rep Max
Front Squat June 18, 2019 1 rep @ 285 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat May 24, 2019 3 reps @ 205 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3
Thruster January 02, 2019 2 reps @ 210 lbs Thruster 2-2-2-2-2
Shoulder Press December 20, 2018 1 rep @ 225 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press March 06, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk January 21, 2019 2 reps @ 215 lbs Push Jerk : 2-2-2-2-2
Power Snatch April 10, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Lifting: Power Snatches and Overhead Squats
Squat Clean March 01, 2019 15 reps @ 135 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.2 - Rx'd
Clean & Jerk May 08, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press May 20, 2019 1 rep @ 315 lbs Bench Press : 1 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