"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 June 12, 2019 20 reps @ 225 lbs FT: Deadlifts, Rope Climbs, 200 m and 12 more
Back Squat June 18, 2019 10 reps @ 225 lbs 3 times 3 RFT: Back Squats and 400 m
Front Squat NA NA NA
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster June 15, 2019 9 reps @ 75 lbs 6 times 6 RFT: Burpees, Box Jumps, Pull-ups, 2 and more
Shoulder Press NA NA NA
Push Press NA NA NA
Push Jerk June 25, 2019 6 reps @ 155 lbs 5 times DT
Snatch NA NA NA
Clean NA NA NA
Clean & Jerk NA NA NA
Bench Press June 05, 2019 1 rep @ 185 lbs Bench Press : 1 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