Bench like Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Details of Supreme Court Justice's punishing workout revealed

She's 83 years old, but you wouldn't guess it by the looks of her regime

Rachel Hosie
Tuesday 28 February 2017 13:34 GMT
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

She does an incredibly intense workout with a personal trainer twice a week.

She’s also 83 years old.

Despite Ginsburg’s age, she is seemingly fighting fit - not just with her Liberal stance, but physically too.

When asked recently who the most important person in her life is, Ginsburg responded: “My personal trainer.”

How much she was joking is unclear, as she must be pretty serious about her fitness.

The personal trainer in question is a man called Bryant Johnson, who has been training Ginsburg since 1999.

And this is what her workout involves:

Bench-pressing 70 pounds, machine leg curls and leg presses, chest flies and lat pull-downs, one-legged squats, full push-ups, planks and squats with 12-pound dumbbell curls, amongst other cardio and exercises.

It’s an insane-sounding workout that would be challenging for a lot of people a quarter of Ginsburg’s age, and apparently she barely rests between exercises too.

When asked by Politico whether he thought US President Trump - who famously does little more exercise than golf - could complete Ginsburg’s workout, Johnson perhaps wisely declined to comment.

Ginsburg’s exercise regime is clearly not for the faint-hearted, but she’s an inspiration to people of all ages.

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