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 December 30, 2013 1 rep @ 585 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat July 03, 2017 3 reps @ 635 lbs 10 times 10 RFT: Rows and Back Squats
Front Squat January 16, 2014 1 rep @ 385 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat January 16, 2015 1 rep @ 255 lbs Overhead Squat 1-1-1
Thruster December 30, 2013 1 rep @ 275 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press March 05, 2011 1 rep @ 245 lbs Shoulder Press : 3-3-3-3-3-3-3
Push Press March 12, 2014 1 rep @ 305 lbs Push Press 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1
Jerk February 20, 2015 2 reps @ 255 lbs AMRAP 25 mins w/ Buy-in: Front Squats, Jerks, Wall Balls, 9 and more
Snatch May 13, 2012 1 rep @ 235 lbs CrossFit Games Regional 12.5
Power Clean January 16, 2014 1 rep @ 310 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk January 09, 2014 1 rep @ 300 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press November 18, 2014 1 rep @ 325 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