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
Sumo Deadlift March 03, 2020 5 reps @ 275 lbs Sumo Deadlift : 5-5-5-5-5
Back Squat March 07, 2020 1 rep @ 315 lbs Back Squat 8-8-6-6-3-3-1-1-1
Front Squat April 09, 2020 1 rep @ 305 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat March 06, 2020 1 rep @ 185 lbs CrossFit Total II
Thruster June 02, 2020 3 reps @ 175 lbs Thruster : 3 Rep Max
Strict Press April 28, 2020 10 reps @ 115 lbs Strict Press : 10-10-10
Push Press July 17, 2020 4 reps @ 185 lbs FQ: Push Press, Sled Pulls, Push Press and 5 more
Push Jerk April 28, 2020 6 reps @ 115 lbs 12 times 12 RFT: Dumbbell Deadlifts, Dumbbell Hang Power Cleans, Dumbbell Push Jerks and Burpees
Power Snatch February 25, 2020 1 rep @ 135 lbs 6 times Every 2 mins for 12 mins: Snatch High Pulls, Power Snatches and Overhead Squats
Clean March 06, 2020 1 rep @ 235 lbs CrossFit Total II
Clean & Jerk April 24, 2020 1 rep @ 205 lbs Every 2 mins for 20 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press March 06, 2020 1 rep @ 245 lbs CrossFit Total II

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