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 September 12, 2019 1 rep @ 335 lbs Deadlift : 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1
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 December 13, 2019 10 reps @ 155 lbs FT: Overhead Squats and Rows
Thruster December 07, 2019 3 reps @ 195 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 September 08, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Snatch September 08, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean September 08, 2019 1 rep @ 235 lbs Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk November 02, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press September 11, 2019 1 rep @ 305 lbs Bench Press : 5-3-1

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