"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 February 22, 2020 15 reps @ 155 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: 400 m, Wall Balls, Deadlifts and 2 more
Back Squat NA NA NA
Front Squat March 15, 2020 8 reps @ 95 lbs 7 times AMRAP 24 mins: Pull-ups, Push-ups and Front Squats
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean March 14, 2020 50 reps @ 75 lbs FT: Shoulder-to-Overheads, Power Cleans and Box Jumps; 10x 200 m
Clean & Jerk July 01, 2020 9 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times FT: 200 m; 5x Clean & Jerks and Assault Bike Calories; 200 m
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