"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 22, 2019 1 rep @ 365 lbs Back Squat 5-5-3-3-1-1
Front Squat March 25, 2019 2 reps @ 335 lbs Front Squat : 2-2-2-2-2-2
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Strict Press March 29, 2019 2 reps @ 225 lbs Strict Press : 2 Rep Max
Push Press March 26, 2019 1 rep @ 275 lbs Push Press : 1 Rep Max
Jerk January 22, 2019 1 rep @ 245 lbs Jerk 5-5-3-2-1
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press February 26, 2019 2 reps @ 385 lbs Bench Press : 2 Rep Max

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