"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 June 02, 2019 5 reps @ 165 lbs 6 times AMRAP 16 mins: 200 m, Deadlifts, Push-ups and Double Unders
Back Squat NA NA NA
Front Squat NA NA NA
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 February 16, 2019 8 reps @ 95 lbs 3 times FT: 3x Power Cleans and 403 m; 3x Shoulder-to-Overheads and Rope...
Clean & Jerk January 26, 2019 8 reps @ 95 lbs Chipper: 800 m, Double Unders, Pull-ups and 13 more
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