"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 March 19, 2019 1 rep @ 101 kg Deadlift : 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1
Back Squat February 21, 2019 1 rep @ 67.5 kg Back Squat 8x Max Rep
Front Squat February 26, 2019 5 reps @ 105 lbs 10 times Eric Olsen
Overhead Squat February 28, 2019 6 reps @ 25 kg 5 times 5 RFT: Snatch Grip Deadlifts, Hang Power Snatches and Overhead Squats
Thruster NA NA NA
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk NA NA NA
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean February 01, 2019 1 rep @ 46 kg Every 1 min for 8 mins: Squat Clean
Clean & Jerk March 13, 2019 1 rep @ 42.5 kg Clean & Jerk : 5-5-3-3-3-1-1-1-1
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