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 27, 2019 50 reps @ 225 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Deadlifts, Bike Calories and Toes-to-bars
Back Squat June 18, 2019 1 rep @ 305 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat July 24, 2019 5 reps @ 205 lbs Front Squat : 5-5-5-5-5, rest 2 mins
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster February 27, 2019 9 reps @ 95 lbs 8 times AMRAP 15 mins: Row Calories, Sandbag Carries, Thrusters and Sandbag Carries
Strict Press July 08, 2019 30 reps @ 135 lbs Strict Press : 30 Reps for Time
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch March 20, 2019 1 rep @ 160 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Snatch
Squat Clean April 08, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk April 18, 2019 1 rep @ 215 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press June 21, 2019 8 reps @ 1652 lbs FT: Bench Press, Ring Muscle-ups, Sandbag Carries and 12 more

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