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 September 21, 2019 30 reps @ 155 lbs 3 times FT: 2 mi; 3x Double Unders, Wall Balls and Deadlifts; 1 mi
Back Squat September 09, 2019 1 rep @ 190 lbs Back Squat : 5-3-1-5-3-1, rest 2 mins
Front Squat August 12, 2019 30 reps @ 105 lbs 15-10-5: Power Cleans and Front Squats
Overhead Squat November 13, 2019 15 reps @ 55 lbs 3 times AMRAP 8 mins: Bar Facing Burpees, Hang Power Snatches and Overhead Squats
Thruster December 02, 2019 1 rep @ 145 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press November 22, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk October 18, 2019 1 rep @ 180 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Power Snatch August 26, 2019 7 reps @ 65 lbs 7 times AMRAP 7 mins: Power Snatches and Wall Balls
Power Clean October 07, 2019 2 reps @ 165 lbs Power Clean : 2 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk November 04, 2019 10 reps @ 145 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press September 27, 2019 1 rep @ 155 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