"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.

[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift June 07, 2019 4 reps @ 155 lbs 5 times Alt EMOM 15 mins: Deadlifts and Tempo Dumbbell Bench Press
Back Squat June 24, 2019 4 reps @ 155 lbs Back Squat : 4-4-4-4-4
Front Squat June 19, 2019 3 reps @ 140 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch July 08, 2019 2 reps @ 80 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Clean
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk May 17, 2019 2 reps @ 125 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Clean & Jerk
Bench Press NA NA NA

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