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 06, 2018 3 reps @ 275 lbs 9 times AMRAP 5 mins: Deadlifts and Push Press
Back Squat June 13, 2017 1 rep @ 89 kg Back Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Front Squat January 22, 2018 1 rep @ 72 kg Front Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Overhead Squat November 21, 2017 1 rep @ 57 kg Overhead Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Thruster July 18, 2015 11 reps @ 155 lbs 2 times Tom
Shoulder Press April 28, 2015 10 reps @ 115 lbs Chipper: Shoulder Press, Overhead Squats, Push Press and 3 more
Push Press December 18, 2017 1 rep @ 55 kg Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk May 17, 2018 1 rep @ 64 kg Split Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Snatch March 27, 2018 5 reps @ 57 kg Power Snatch : 5 Rep Max
Squat Clean May 28, 2018 1 rep @ 63 kg Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk December 10, 2015 30 reps @ 65 kg 3 times AMRAP 20 mins: Clean & Jerks, Rests, Clean & Jerks, 8 and more
Bench Press April 04, 2018 1 rep @ 67 kg Bench Press 5-5-3-3-1-1-1

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