"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 April 09, 2019 4 reps @ 225 lbs Deadlift : 4-4-4-4-4
Back Squat May 04, 2019 45 reps @ 40 kg 9-15-21: Back Squats and Chest-to-bar Pull-ups
Front Squat April 23, 2019 2 reps @ 50 kg Front Squat : 2-3-5-10-2-3-5-10
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press May 01, 2019 10 reps @ 45 lbs 2 times 2x RFT: Shoulder Press, Ring Rows, Hollow Rocks and 2 more
Push Press April 10, 2019 15 reps @ 75 lbs 2 times 2x 2 RFT: 400 m, Push Press and Toes-to-bars
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk April 29, 2019 3 reps @ 75 kg Clean & Jerk : 3-3-3-3-3-3
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