"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 NA NA NA
Back Squat June 17, 2019 3 reps @ 85.3 lbs Back Squat : 15-12-9-6-3
Front Squat August 21, 2019 50 reps @ 20 lbs Chipper: Medicine Ball Cleans, Lateral Dumbbell Jump Overs, Push-ups, and 4 more
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press July 08, 2019 10 reps @ 45 lbs Chipper: Eccentric Pull-ups, Shoulder Press, Ring Rows and 4 more
Push Press July 24, 2019 1 rep @ 75 lbs Push Press : 1-1-1-1-1
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean July 26, 2019 15 reps @ 65 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Power Cleans and Knee Push-ups
Clean & Split Jerk August 23, 2019 10 reps @ 20 lbs 5 times 5 RFT: Clean & Split Jerks, Split Snatches, and 400 m
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