"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 13, 2019 1 rep @ 385 lbs Deadlift : 1 Rep Max
Back Squat February 13, 2019 1 rep @ 325 lbs Back Squat : 1 Rep Max
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster February 13, 2019 1 rep @ 195 lbs Thruster : 1 Rep Max
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch February 13, 2019 1 rep @ 189 lbs Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk February 08, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs CrossFit Games Open 13.4
Bench Press February 13, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Bench Press : 1 Rep Max

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