BFH Workout #4: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

BFH Workout #4: Jackie Joyner- Kersee

 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, born on March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Illinois, is a retired American track and field athlete.

 

Widely considered one of the greatest female athletes of all time, she excelled in the heptathlon and long jump. Joyner-Kersee's breakthrough came at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where she won the silver medal in the heptathlon.

 

She achieved remarkable success, winning three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. Her long jump world record of 7.49 meters, set in 1988, still stands.

 

Off the track, Joyner-Kersee has been an advocate for education and community development. Her contributions to athletics and humanitarian efforts have earned her numerous accolades, solidifying her legacy in sports history.

 

 

The 312 Medal Workout

3 Lunges

1 Broad Jump

2 Squats

1 Mile

30 Minute A.M.R.A.P.


 

Exercise List

Lunges

Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes turned slightly outward. Step forward and drop your back leg to the ground. Ensure both legs are at a 90-degree angle when in the down position. Use your back leg to push your body up to the starting point. Repeat on the opposite leg.

 

Broad Jumps

Start standing with your feet hip-width apart. Bend your knees and swing your arms to jump forward as far as possible. Land softly by bending your knees to absorb the landing.

 

Squats

Start standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes turned slightly outward. Keep your arms in a neutral position and sit down as if there was a stool behind you. Keep your chest up and your eyes straight.

 

 

1 Mile Run

Start on a treadmill at a comfortable speed. Run until you get to 1 mile.