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"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 Jan 16, 2018 10 reps @ 185 lbs 4 times AMRAP 18 mins: Deadlifts, Wall Balls, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups and Push-ups
Back Squat Nov 21, 2017 3 reps @ 365 lbs Back Squat 3-3-3-3-3
Front Squat Dec 11, 2017 3 reps @ 245 lbs Front Squat 3-3-3-3-15
Overhead Squat NA No Result
Thruster Jul 28, 2017 9 reps @ 95 lbs 10 times CrossFit Games Open 17.5
Shoulder Press NA No Result
Push Press NA No Result
Push Jerk NA No Result
Squat Snatch Nov 07, 2017 1 rep @ 200 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Snatch
Squat Clean Sep 19, 2017 2 reps @ 165 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk NA No Result
Bench Press Oct 16, 2017 35 reps @ 135 lbs "FGB Style" - Bench Press, Row Calories, Wall Balls and 2 more

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