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"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 Mar 21, 2017 55 reps @ 225 lbs CrossFit Games Open 16.4 / 17.4
Back Squat NA No Result
Front Squat NA No Result
Overhead Squat NA No Result
Thruster Mar 27, 2017 9 reps @ 95 lbs 10 times CrossFit Games Open 17.5
Strict Press Jun 16, 2017 5 reps @ 225 lbs Strict Press : 5 Rep Max
Push Press NA No Result
Push Jerk NA No Result
Power Snatch Jun 10, 2017 1 rep @ 290 lbs Power Snatch : 1 Rep Max
Clean NA No Result
Power Clean & Push Jerk Jun 09, 2017 1 rep @ 315 lbs Power Clean & Push Jerk : 1 Rep Max
Bench Press NA No Result

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