BFH Workout #27: Carl Lewis

BFH Workout #27: Carl Lewis


Carl Lewis, born on July 1, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama, is a legendary American track and field athlete widely considered one of the greatest Olympians ever.

Lewis rose to prominence in the 1980s with a career marked by astonishing sprinting and long jump achievements. He won nine Olympic gold medals, with his most notable performance coming at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where he secured four golds in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, and the long jump.

Known for his graceful running style and explosive speed, Lewis dominated the long jump event for nearly a decade, winning four consecutive Olympic gold medals from 1984 to 1996. His versatility was further showcased by his success in sprints, earning gold in the 100m and 200m.

Aside from his Olympic triumphs, Lewis claimed numerous World Championship titles and set multiple world records in various events. His dedication to training and his ability to maintain excellence over an extended period established him as a track and field icon.


Off the track, Carl Lewis has been an

advocate for various social and environmental causes. He transitioned into a career in sports administration, coaching, and acting after retiring from competitive athletics.

Carl Lewis's impact extends beyond his era, influencing future generations of athletes. His athletic prowess, sportsmanship, and commitment to excellence have solidified his place as a track and field legend.


The 915 Workout

9 Box Jumps

15 Pull Ups

9 Push Ups

15 Burpees

3 Rounds

Finish with a 5-mile run


Exercise List

Box Jumps

Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart in front of a plyo box. Swing your arms down, bend your knees, and jump onto the plyo box. Land softly by bending your knees as you land. Step back down to restart the exercise.

Pull Ups

Start with your hands shoulder-width apart on a pull-up bar. Hang your legs off the ground, pull your chest to the bar, and lower yourself to the starting point.

Push Ups

Start on the floor prone with your hands by your chest. Push your hands into the ground and push your body off the ground.

Keep your feet hip-width apart.


Start standing with your feet hip-width apart. Jump down to the ground, then jump back up to your feet.

5 Mile Run

Start on a treadmill at a comfortable speed. Run until you get to the 5 miles.