"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 NA NA NA
Back Squat March 25, 2019 1 rep @ 345 lbs Back Squat : 1x1
Front Squat April 01, 2019 50 reps @ 95 lbs FT: 400 m, Front Squats, 400 m and 2 more
Overhead Squat April 05, 2019 36 reps @ 95 lbs 15-12-9: Hang Power Snatches, Overhead Squats and Bar Facing Burpees
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch March 27, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Snatch : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk April 18, 2019 1 rep @ 235 lbs Clean & Jerk : 1 Rep Max
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