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
Sumo Deadlift August 13, 2017 1 rep @ 285 lbs Sumo Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat June 19, 2017 1 rep @ 235 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat July 31, 2017 1 rep @ 195 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat April 26, 2017 50 reps @ 135 lbs 2 times Bull
Thruster December 31, 2018 1 rep @ 150 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Strict Press January 11, 2019 1 rep @ 130 lbs Strict Press : 1 Rep Max
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 June 19, 2019 9 reps @ 105 lbs FT: 400 m, Power Snatches, 800 m and 1600 m
Power Clean August 05, 2019 1 rep @ 180 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk January 14, 2019 1 rep @ 170 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press August 17, 2018 1 rep @ 190 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