"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 @ 165 lbs 4 times 4 RFT: Echo Bike Calories, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups and Deadlifts
Back Squat October 02, 2018 4 reps @ 155 lbs Every 3 mins for 15 mins: Back Squat
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat October 26, 2018 15 reps @ 65 lbs 5 times Nancy
Thruster November 06, 2018 45 reps @ 65 lbs Fran
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk October 08, 2018 25 reps @ 125 lbs Chipper: Box Jumps, Handstand Push-ups, Push Jerks and 2 more
Power Snatch October 25, 2018 20 reps @ 75 lbs Chipper: 800 m, Pull-ups, Box Jumps and 4 more
Power Clean November 05, 2018 25 reps @ 105 lbs Chipper: Echo Bike Calories, Double Unders, Power Cleans and 3 more
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
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