"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 August 19, 2018 5 reps @ 225 lbs 4 times FT: 4x Deadlifts, Double Unders and 200 m; Pull-ups, Wall Balls...
Back Squat October 11, 2018 7 reps @ 215 lbs Back Squat 7-7-7-7
Front Squat September 20, 2018 2 reps @ 220 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Squat Snatch July 26, 2018 2 reps @ 165 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Snatch
Squat Clean December 14, 2018 1 rep @ 215 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk August 31, 2018 2 reps @ 175 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Clean & 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