"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 February 27, 2019 3 reps @ 165 lbs Back Squat : 5x3 at 85% 1RM
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster February 27, 2019 9 reps @ 95 lbs 8 times AMRAP 15 mins: Row Calories, Sandbag Carries, Thrusters and Sandbag Carries
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk March 08, 2019 9 reps @ 135 lbs AMReps 12 mins: Push Jerks, Bar Facing Burpees, Hang Power Cleans and 7 more
Snatch March 20, 2019 1 rep @ 120 lbs Every 1 min for 12 mins: Snatch
Power Clean March 20, 2019 30 reps @ 205 lbs FT: 5x Pull-ups, Chest-to-bar Pull-ups, Bar Muscle-ups and Double...
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press March 08, 2019 1 rep @ 145 lbs 10 times Every 1 min for 10 mins: Bench Press and Rope Climbs

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