"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 February 15, 2019 9 reps @ 315 lbs 4 times 4 RFT: Echo Bike Calories, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups and Deadlifts
Back Squat January 30, 2019 5 reps @ 295 lbs Back Squat : 5-5-5-5-5
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster March 11, 2019 45 reps @ 95 lbs 21-15-9: Deadlifts, Bar Facing Burpees and Thrusters
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk January 29, 2019 12 reps @ 185 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Pull-ups and Push Jerks
Snatch February 14, 2019 30 reps @ 135 lbs Isabel
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk March 28, 2019 7 reps @ 155 lbs 4 times AMRAP 11 mins: Assault Bike Calories and Clean & Jerks
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