"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 January 14, 2019 1 rep @ 250 lbs Deadlift : 1x1
Back Squat March 25, 2019 1 rep @ 180 lbs Back Squat : 1x1
Front Squat June 17, 2019 1 rep @ 150 lbs Front Squat : 5-5-3-3-1-1
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster March 11, 2019 45 reps @ 65 lbs 21-15-9: Deadlifts, Bar Facing Burpees and Thrusters
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk January 07, 2019 55 reps @ 65 lbs 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: Clean & Jerks and Burpee Box Jump Overs
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