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 April 24, 2019 1 rep @ 365 lbs Sumo Deadlift 1-1-6
Back Squat January 29, 2019 1 rep @ 335 lbs Back Squat 3-2-1
Front Squat February 01, 2019 1 rep @ 300 lbs Front Squat : 1-1-1
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster February 01, 2019 1 rep @ 230 lbs Thruster 1-1-1
Shoulder Press February 01, 2019 1 rep @ 170 lbs Shoulder Press : 1-1-1
Push Press January 28, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Jerk February 05, 2019 9 reps @ 135 lbs Chipper: Power Cleans, Front Squats, Push Jerks, and 9 more
Power Snatch January 15, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Power Snatch 2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1
Power Clean April 14, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs "Death By" - Power Clean : 165 lbs + 10 lbs / 1 min
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Close Grip Bench Press May 06, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Bench Press (close grip) 5-3-3-1-1-1-1

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