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 15, 2019 1 rep @ 465 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat May 09, 2019 1 rep @ 345 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat June 27, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat March 12, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster May 11, 2019 10 reps @ 185 lbs FT: Thrusters, Double Unders, 1000 m and 12 more
Strict Press July 04, 2019 5 reps @ 130 lbs Strict Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Push Press July 25, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk July 05, 2019 1 rep @ 215 lbs Push Jerk 5-4-3-2-1, rest 2 mins
Snatch June 27, 2019 1 rep @ 190 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean June 26, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Squat Clean : 1-1-1-1-1
Power Clean & Jerk April 07, 2019 1 rep @ 230 lbs Power Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press June 05, 2019 1 rep @ 255 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