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 04, 2019 3 reps @ 325 lbs Deadlift : 3-3-3-3-3-3
Back Squat October 09, 2018 1 rep @ 275 lbs Back Squat : 5-5-3-2-2-1-1-1
Front Squat December 18, 2018 2 reps @ 240 lbs Front Squat 4-3-2-3-2-1-2
Overhead Squat July 17, 2018 3 reps @ 95 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3-3
Thruster December 21, 2019 7 reps @ 95 lbs 4 times Alt EMOM 12 mins: Double Unders, Pull-ups and Thrusters
Shoulder Press July 31, 2018 2 reps @ 110 lbs Shoulder Press : 5-3-2-2-2-2
Push Press July 10, 2018 1 rep @ 165 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk March 02, 2019 2 reps @ 155 lbs Every 1 min for 10 mins: Clean & Jerk
Snatch March 16, 2019 1 rep @ 115 lbs Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Power Clean October 19, 2018 1 rep @ 165 lbs Power Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk March 16, 2019 1 rep @ 165 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Bench Press July 21, 2015 1 rep @ 145 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