"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 May 25, 2019 1 rep @ 170 kg Lifting: Deadlifts, Back Squats and Strict Press
Back Squat May 25, 2019 1 rep @ 145 kg Lifting: Deadlifts, Back Squats and Strict Press
Front Squat May 31, 2019 20 reps @ 80 kg FT: Front Squats, Toes-to-bars and Kettlebell Swings
Overhead Squat May 20, 2019 1 rep @ 95 kg Overhead Squat : 1-1-1-1-1-1-1
Thruster May 07, 2019 25 reps @ 20 kg 4 times 4 RFT: Rows and Thrusters
Strict Press May 25, 2019 1 rep @ 74 kg Lifting: Deadlifts, Back Squats and Strict Press
Push Press June 03, 2019 50 reps @ 75 lbs Fight Gone Bad
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean May 06, 2019 1 rep @ 110 kg Power Clean 5-4-3-2-1
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
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