"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 November 27, 2019 4 reps @ 225 lbs Deadlift : 4-4-4-4
Back Squat November 04, 2019 1 rep @ 225 lbs Back Squat : 5-4-3-2-1
Front Squat August 30, 2019 3 reps @ 976 lbs Front Squat : 3-3-3-3-3-3
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster August 30, 2019 50 reps @ 45 lbs FT: Rows, Thrusters and Pull-ups
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press November 20, 2019 3 reps @ 149 lbs Push Press : 5-4-3-5-4-3
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Power Clean November 11, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs 16 times The Chief
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