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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 June 24, 2015 1 rep @ 445 lbs Deadlift 5-5-3-3-2-1-1-1-1
Back Squat September 20, 2015 1 rep @ 385 lbs Back Squat 1 Rep
Front Squat April 19, 2015 1 rep @ 325 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat April 24, 2017 9 reps @ 205 lbs FT: Rows, Overhead Squats, Rows, 3 and more
Thruster November 11, 2015 1 rep @ 205 lbs 7 times AMRAP 20 mins: Assault Bike (Calories)s, Strict Handstand Push-ups, Power Cleans and Thrusters
Shoulder Press April 09, 2018 1 rep @ 170 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press January 27, 2017 3 reps @ 205 lbs Lifting: Cleans and Push Press
Push Jerk September 18, 2017 1 rep @ 255 lbs Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch June 25, 2017 3 reps @ 1200 lbs Snatch 3-3-3-3
Clean October 16, 2015 1 rep @ 315 lbs "Death By" - Clean : 245/155 lbs + 10 lbs / 1 min
Clean & Jerk November 05, 2016 1 rep @ 245 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press May 11, 2015 5 reps @ 172 kg Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5, rest 2 mins

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