Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the first female faculty member to be tenured at Columbia Law School, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, and was a trailblazer for women’s rights and gender equality. But what you may not know about RBG is that her strength wasn’t limited to the courtroom.
She was an exercise enthusiast with an impressive training routine that would make most 20somethings, let alone a woman in her 80s, break a sweat.
In honor of the late RBG, try this circuit inspired by some of her favorite exercises that helped keep her at the top of her game.
For this workout, you will need a long resistance band, a pair of free weights, a step, and a small medicine ball.
Warm-up. RBG warmed up by hopping on the elliptical or treadmill, moving briskly for five minutes. If you don’t have access to a cardio machine, simply get outside for a fast-paced walk or jog. You can even jog in place for five minutes. The goal is to get your heart pumping and circulation flowing to warm up cold muscles.
Exercise 1: Plank, 30-second hold
Exercise 2: Side plank, 30-second hold a side
Exercise 3: Medicine ball push-ups, 10 reps a side
Repeat exercises one through three, two times.
Exercise 4: Single leg stand, 10 reps a side
Exercise 5: Bench sits, 10 reps
Repeat exercises four and five, two times.
Exercise 6: Standing rows, 10 reps
Exercise 7: Knee lifts, 10 reps a side
Repeat exercises six and seven, three times.