"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 April 08, 2019 1 rep @ 210 lbs Lifting: Back Squats and Shoulder Press
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster April 17, 2019 15 reps @ 70 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: 400 m, Power Snatches, Thrusters and Rows
Shoulder Press April 08, 2019 1 rep @ 100 lbs Lifting: Back Squats and Shoulder Press
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Squat Snatch April 27, 2019 5 reps @ 95 lbs Chipper: Squat Snatches, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups, Push-ups, and 6 more
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk April 15, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs 7 times 7 RFT: Single Unders, Clean & Jerks, and Toes-to-bars
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