Bryant Johnson, the personal trainer of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, honored her memory Friday by performing push-ups by her coffin as she lay in state in the U.S. Capitol.
Johnson, a court clerk and Army reservist, approached Ginsburg and stood briefly in contemplation before lowering himself to the marble-tiled floor and executing several wide-grip extensions, rising to his feet and solemnly departing.
Ginsburg is both the first woman in U.S. history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol and the first person in U.S. history to be honored additionally there by three last reps with perfect form.
Her casket was carried into Statuary Hall earlier today by an armed forces honor guard. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., presided over a brief ceremony of remembrance, with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt delivering a eulogy for the feminist legal icon.