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 May 19, 2020 5 reps @ 505 lbs Deadlift : 1x5
Back Squat July 14, 2020 1 rep @ 425 lbs Back Squat : 5-5-4-4-3-3-2-2-1-1, rest 2 mins
Front Squat June 22, 2020 1 rep @ 375 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat March 01, 2020 3 reps @ 265 lbs Overhead Squat 8-7-6-5-4-3
Thruster April 24, 2020 55 reps @ 165 lbs "Death By" - Thruster : 1 rep + 1 rep / 1 min
Strict Press March 07, 2020 6 reps @ 170 lbs Strict Press 10-8-6-8-10
Push Press April 24, 2020 2 reps @ 250 lbs Push Press : 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Jerk June 30, 2020 1 rep @ 325 lbs Jerk 3-3-3-2-2-1-1-1
Squat Snatch June 12, 2020 1 rep @ 265 lbs Squat Snatch 1-1-1-1
Clean June 05, 2020 1 rep @ 345 lbs Clean : 1-1-1
Clean & Jerk April 27, 2020 1 rep @ 310 lbs Clean & Jerk 3-2-1-3-2-1-3-2-1-3-2-1-3-2-1-1
Bench Press April 18, 2020 3 reps @ 275 lbs Bench Press : 3 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