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 July 06, 2019 1 rep @ 230 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat June 18, 2019 1 rep @ 230 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat October 01, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat December 05, 2019 5 reps @ 115 lbs Overhead Squat 5x5, rest 2 mins
Thruster August 24, 2019 40 reps @ 95 lbs AMRAP 10 mins: 400 m and Thrusters
Strict Press October 31, 2019 5 reps @ 65 lbs Strict Press : 5x5 at 75% 1RM, rest 2 mins
Push Press July 25, 2019 1 rep @ 130 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Split Jerk October 21, 2019 1 rep @ 150 lbs Split Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Power Snatch July 29, 2019 1 rep @ 120 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Power Clean October 29, 2019 1 rep @ 145 lbs 9 times AMRAP 8 mins: Box Jumps, Bar Muscle-ups and Power Cleans
Clean & Jerk November 02, 2019 10 reps @ 145 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press September 17, 2019 30 reps @ 115 lbs 10-8-6-4-2: Bench Press, Strict Handstand Push-ups and Sandbag Cleans

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