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 August 13, 2018 1 rep @ 435 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat June 24, 2019 1 rep @ 355 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat October 19, 2017 1 rep @ 285 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat June 23, 2016 5 reps @ 185 lbs Chipper: 800 m, Handstand Walks, Overhead Squats, 3 and more
Thruster January 28, 2018 1 rep @ 215 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Strict Press June 28, 2019 2 reps @ 170 lbs Strict Press : 2 Rep Max
Push Press November 08, 2016 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk July 05, 2019 1 rep @ 255 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Power Snatch October 15, 2018 1 rep @ 170 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean August 03, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean & Jerk December 04, 2017 1 rep @ 235 lbs Squat Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press January 16, 2018 1 rep @ 215 lbs Bench Press : 7x1 at 90% 1RM

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