"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 April 14, 2019 9 reps @ 135 lbs 7 times AMRAP 20 mins: Wall Balls, Deadlifts and Box Jumps
Back Squat September 06, 2019 3 reps @ 145 lbs Back Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Front Squat August 22, 2019 3 reps @ 125 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster September 12, 2019 20 reps @ 65 lbs Chipper: 403 m, Thrusters, Rows and Rope Climbs
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean June 26, 2019 2 reps @ 105 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Clean
Clean & Jerk September 16, 2019 1 rep @ 115 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