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 January 04, 2017 1 rep @ 525 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat January 04, 2017 1 rep @ 405 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat November 15, 2016 8 reps @ 275 lbs Front Squat 4x8
Overhead Squat September 27, 2016 10 reps @ 185 lbs Chipper: Back Squats, Power Cleans, Front Squats, and 2 more
Thruster May 09, 2016 3 reps @ 205 lbs Every 1 min for 8 mins: Thruster
Shoulder Press January 04, 2017 1 rep @ 200 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press June 13, 2017 2 reps @ 260 lbs Push Press 10-8-6-4-2, rest 2:30
Split Jerk July 11, 2016 2 reps @ 265 lbs Split Jerk 5x2
Snatch July 06, 2016 1 rep @ 275 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean June 15, 2016 2 reps @ 315 lbs FT: Squat Cleans, Squat Cleans, Squat Cleans, and 2 more
Clean & Jerk August 09, 2016 1 rep @ 335 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press June 20, 2016 1 rep @ 315 lbs Bench Press 160-190-225-260-285-315, rest 2:30

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