BFH Workout #43: Tidye Pickett

BFH Workout #43: Tidye Pickett


Tidye Pickett was an American track and field athlete who made history as the first African American woman to compete in the Olympics. Born in 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, Pickett broke barriers by participating in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where she competed in the 4x100-meter relay. Despite facing discrimination and limited opportunities due to her race, Pickett's determination and talent paved the way for future generations of African American athletes. She passed away in 1986, leaving behind a legacy of courage and athleticism.

The Tidye Workout

20 Minute AMRAP

100 Toe Touches

100 Tuck Jumps

20 Bounds

100 Jump Ropes

25 Standing Toe Touches



Exercise List

Toe Touches

Holding your legs extended up. Sit up and reach for your toes with both hands.

Tuck Jumps

Perform a squat pushing your hips back as you come down. Jump up bringing your knees towards your chest. Land softly.


Crouch into a squat position and swing your arms back. Swing your arms forward, extend the legs. Explode forward jumping as far as you can. Land softly.

Jump Rope

Jump rope with the rope passing under your feet once each jump.

Standing Toe Touches

Start standing with your feet hip width apart. Lift your right leg up and reach out with your left hand to touch your right toe. Keep your leg and arm straight the entire time so that you can feel the flexibility in your hamstrings. Lower your leg slowly and repeat the drill on the other side.