"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 November 15, 2018 1 rep @ 155 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat January 03, 2019 3 reps @ 95 lbs Front Squat : 7x3
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster October 29, 2018 27 reps @ 65 lbs 12-9-6: Thrusters, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups, and Hand Release Push-ups
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press November 14, 2018 20 reps @ 75 lbs Chipper: Rows, Slam Balls, Rows, and 5 more
Push Jerk November 10, 2018 10 reps @ 65 lbs FT: Row Calories, Push Jerks, Burpee Over Bars, and 27 more
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean November 14, 2018 30 reps @ 75 lbs Chipper: Rows, Slam Balls, Rows, and 5 more
Clean & Split Jerk November 13, 2018 1 rep @ 90 lbs Every 45 secs for 7:30: Clean & Split Jerk
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