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 03, 2018 5 reps @ 265 lbs Deadlift : 5x5 at 75% 1RM
Back Squat June 02, 2017 1 rep @ 235 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat August 14, 2017 1 rep @ 195 lbs Front Squat 5-3-2-2-1-1
Overhead Squat November 27, 2017 1 rep @ 155 lbs Overhead Squat : 1 Rep Max
Thruster June 29, 2020 2 reps @ 105 lbs Thruster 10-10-8-8-6-6-4-4-2-2
Shoulder Press September 18, 2018 2 reps @ 95 lbs Shoulder Press 10-8-6-4-2
Push Press April 17, 2017 5 reps @ 130 lbs Push Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Jerk March 07, 2017 18 reps @ 115 lbs CrossFit Games Open 11.3
Squat Snatch January 04, 2019 1 rep @ 135 lbs Every 45 secs for 9 mins: Squat Snatch
Clean October 31, 2018 1 rep @ 175 lbs CrossFit Games Open 18.2A - Rx'd
Clean & Jerk February 15, 2019 1 rep @ 175 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press July 22, 2019 1 rep @ 150 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