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 04, 2020 5 reps @ 305 lbs Deadlift : 5-5-5-5-5
Back Squat June 23, 2020 3 reps @ 275 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Front Squat January 24, 2020 2 reps @ 215 lbs Lifting: Back Squats and Front Squats
Overhead Squat January 26, 2020 20 reps @ 45 kg Air Force
Thruster May 07, 2020 3 reps @ 175 lbs Thruster : 3 Rep Max
Shoulder Press January 22, 2020 1 rep @ 175 lbs Every 3 mins for 15 mins: Shoulder Press
Push Press March 05, 2020 5 reps @ 165 lbs Push Press : 5-5-5-5-5
Push Jerk January 31, 2020 5 reps @ 175 lbs Every 2 mins for 10 mins: Push Jerk
Squat Snatch January 11, 2020 4 reps @ 135 lbs FT: Rows and Squat Snatches
Power Clean June 20, 2020 3 reps @ 185 lbs Every 1 min for 8 mins: Power Clean
Clean & Jerk February 16, 2020 5 reps @ 135 lbs 6 times 6 RFT: Clean & Jerks and AbMat Sit-ups
Bench Press February 01, 2020 3 reps @ 285 lbs Bench Press 5-5-5-3-3

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