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 25, 2020 1 rep @ 155 kg CrossFit Total
Back Squat March 25, 2020 1 rep @ 135 kg CrossFit Total
Front Squat February 14, 2020 1 rep @ 129 kg Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat April 15, 2020 1 rep @ 60 kg Overhead Squat 3-2-1-3-2-1-3-2-1
Thruster January 15, 2020 45 reps @ 95 lbs Fran
Shoulder Press March 25, 2020 1 rep @ 72 kg CrossFit Total
Push Press April 08, 2020 100 reps @ 20 kg FT: Power Cleans, Push Press, and Back Squats
Split Jerk April 20, 2020 1 rep @ 85 kg Split Jerk 3-2-1-3-2-1-3-2-1
Snatch March 17, 2020 1 rep @ 65 kg Lifting: Snatches
Power Clean February 25, 2020 2 reps @ 90 kg Power Clean : 2-2-2-2-2-2
Clean & Jerk February 25, 2020 1 rep @ 80 kg Lifting: 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