TIME tries to embarrass Paul Ryan with workout photos but it doesn’t work
Or is it an innocent coincidink that TIME released these photos the day of the Vice Presidential debate, wherein Joe Biden is sure to make an issue of Paul Ryan’s “youth and experience”?
When TIME named Paul Ryan a runner-up in last year’s Person of the Year issue, many were familiar with his proposed budget, but few knew that the Wisconsin congressman stayed fit with the now-best selling P90X workout plan. (Ryan’s father and grandfather died of heart attacks.) In fact, it was Ryan’s fitness regime (and Herculean strength on all things fiscal) that inspired the workout-themed sitting for the Person of the Year; those portraits, photographed by Gregg Segal, appear in this week’s issue.
And now a word about P90x. P90x works insofar as you are sweating, and you are lifting weights. But the muscle confusion thing is Barbara Streisand. And it gets boring after a while.