"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 January 11, 2019 10 reps @ 85 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 603 m, Deadlifts and Dumbbell Shoulder-to-Overheads
Back Squat NA NA NA
Front Squat February 08, 2019 5 reps @ 55 lbs 3 times FT: Rows; 3x Front Squats and Dumbbell Snatches; Farmer Carries; Rows...
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press February 19, 2019 36 reps @ 55 lbs 15-12-9: Push Press and Box Jump Overs
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean February 28, 2019 8 reps @ 55 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: 403 m, Power Cleans and Front Squats
Clean & Jerk February 19, 2019 2 reps @ 55 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