BFH Workout #5: Jesse Owens

BFH Workout #5: Jesse Owens


Jesse Owens, born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama, was an African-American track and field athlete who achieved iconic status for his performances at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.


Despite racial discrimination at home and the backdrop of Nazi Germany, Owens won four gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4x100 meters relay, challenging Adolf Hitler's Aryan supremacy myth.


Owens' athletic prowess transcended sports, and he became a symbol of triumph over adversity. Post-Olympics, he faced challenges but continued to inspire through public speaking and community involvement.


Jesse Owens passed away on March 31, 1980, leaving an enduring legacy in sports and civil rights.


The 733 Workout

7-Minute Run on Treadmill

3 Pull Ups

3 Push Ups

7-Minute Run on Treadmill

3 Air Squats

3 Burpees

3 Rounds



Exercise List

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.



Air 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.



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

7-Minute Treadmill Mile Run

Start on a treadmill at a comfortable speed. Run until you get to 7 Minutes completed.