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 April 25, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Deadlift : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Back Squat November 20, 2017 2 reps @ 190 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat April 28, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Front Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1
Overhead Squat April 12, 2015 1 rep @ 140 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster May 10, 2016 1 rep @ 135 lbs Thruster : 1-1-1-1-1
Strict Press February 17, 2018 1 rep @ 100 lbs Strict Press 1-1-1
Push Press August 04, 2015 1 rep @ 130 lbs Push Press : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Split Jerk June 29, 2019 2 reps @ 160 lbs Every 1 min for 8 mins: Split Jerk
Snatch January 24, 2015 1 rep @ 120 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean October 05, 2019 1 rep @ 165 lbs Squat Clean 1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean & Jerk July 13, 2019 1 rep @ 160 lbs FT: Double Unders, Clean & Jerks, Double Unders, and 7 more
Bench Press July 21, 2015 1 rep @ 125 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