Could You Do Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Workout?
The 100-pound Justice can bench press 70 pounds.
At 83 years old, Ginsburg is still a firecracker on the bench, though many left-wing supporters have expressed concerns over her health given her age. Following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, a vacancy opened up on the court, giving President Donald Trump the opportunity to nominate conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the position earlier this year.
Shortly following the election, Ginsburg announced her intention not to step down from her position (which is hers for life) in order to balance what will be a conservative-leaning court. She maintains a sharp body and mind through a rousing workout with her long-time trainer Bryant Johnson in Washington, D.C.
One Politico reporter attempted the hour-long routine that the octogenarian completes twice a week, and suffered to get through it. His take? “It nearly broke me.”
The Ginsburg workout begins with a five-minute warm-up on the elliptical machine followed by leg curls, leg presses, chest flies, and lateral pull-downs with stretching in between, according to the same Politico report. The 100-pound Justice can bench press 70 pounds.
These exercises are followed by 20 push-ups and a series of planks.
“I do 10 [push-ups], and then I breathe, and then I do 10 more,” she told a crowd in September.
Following several sets of planks, she continues with one-legged squats and weight-lifting exercises on a balance ball. Only time will tell if this hour-long workout guarantees her longevity.
“Because of my seniority, I sit toward the middle of the bench. Justice Sonia Sotomayor is on my left and Justice Kagan is on my right. We look like we are there to stay,” Ginsburg told the Hoya this month.