"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 November 05, 2018 3 reps @ 295 lbs Deadlift 5-5-5-3
Back Squat November 21, 2018 4 reps @ 265 lbs Back Squat : 4-4-4-4-4
Front Squat January 07, 2019 15 reps @ 135 lbs FT: 403 m, Front Squats, 200 m and 3 more
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster November 14, 2018 30 reps @ 95 lbs Chipper: Toes-to-bars, Box Jump Overs, Kettlebell Swings and 7 more
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Squat Clean November 12, 2018 2 reps @ 215 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk November 20, 2018 2 reps @ 205 lbs Every 1 min for 14 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