"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 October 22, 2019 7 reps @ 165 lbs 4 times FT: 800 m; 4x Deadlifts, Hanging Knee Raises and Burpees; Rows; 3x...
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
Squat Clean December 02, 2019 5 reps @ 95 lbs 5 times FT: 5x Squat Cleans, Box Jump Overs and Hanging Knee Raises; Dumbbell...
Clean & Jerk November 30, 2019 7 reps @ 115 lbs 4 times 4 RFT: 403 m, Burpees and Clean & Jerks
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