"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 October 22, 2018 4 reps @ 245 lbs Back Squat : 5-4-3-4-5
Front Squat March 19, 2019 4 reps @ 165 lbs Front Squat : 4-4-4-4
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster September 17, 2018 21 reps @ 95 lbs Chipper: Thrusters, Burpees, Pull-ups and 2 more
Strict Press October 23, 2018 5 reps @ 115 lbs 4 times Alt EMOM 8 mins: Strict Press and Ring Rows
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Squat Clean October 30, 2018 2 reps @ 195 lbs Every 1:30 for 15 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk September 26, 2018 2 reps @ 155 lbs Every 1 min for 14 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