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 December 29, 2017 1 rep @ 365 lbs CrossFit Total
Back Squat June 26, 2017 1 rep @ 305 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat November 10, 2017 1 rep @ 235 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat July 28, 2015 3 reps @ 185 lbs Overhead Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Thruster September 29, 2018 1 rep @ 205 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press April 05, 2018 1 rep @ 190 lbs Shoulder Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press July 29, 2017 1 rep @ 205 lbs Lifting: Shoulder Press, Push Press and Push Jerks
Push Jerk July 29, 2017 1 rep @ 225 lbs Lifting: Shoulder Press, Push Press and Push Jerks
Snatch September 08, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Squat Clean September 07, 2015 3 reps @ 155 pood Every 1 min for 10 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk November 02, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs CrossFit Games Open 20.4 - Rx'd
Bench Press January 03, 2016 5 reps @ 225 pood Every 1 min for 8 mins: Bench Press

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