"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 January 16, 2019 1 rep @ 495 lbs Deadlift : 1-1-1-1-1
Back Squat January 16, 2019 1 rep @ 405 lbs CrossFit Total
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat January 14, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs Overhead Squat : 4x3 at 75% 1RM
Thruster January 21, 2019 10 reps @ 95 lbs FT: Thrusters, Pull-ups, Thrusters and 17 more
Shoulder Press January 16, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs CrossFit Total
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press January 07, 2019 3 reps @ 245 lbs Bench Press : 3-3-3-3-3

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