"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 March 06, 2019 21 reps @ 205 lbs FT: Deadlifts, Double Unders, Handstand Walks, and 6 more
Back Squat March 14, 2019 2 reps @ 275 lbs Back Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Front Squat March 06, 2019 4 reps @ 225 lbs Front Squat : 4-4-4-4
Overhead Squat March 13, 2019 10 reps @ 95 lbs 2 times AMRAP 6 mins w/ Buy-in: 403 m, Front Squats and Burpees
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch March 07, 2019 1 rep @ 135 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Snatch
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
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