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The Ripped Rep, Aaron Schock

This story ran last May in Men’s Health Magazine:  The Ripped Representative

United States Representative Aaron Schock – photo credits GQ

This article was written about United States Representative Aaron Schock from Peoria, Illinois.  I was in Jewel and walked by the magazine counter and saw him on the front cover of Mens Health and I KNEW HIM.   That was not the young man that walked the halls of the Illinois House of Representatives! 

Since going to Congress he’s changed his routine for better health.  Ask ANY Representative or Senator, whether State or Federal, and they’ll tell you eating is a challenge especially when you are invited to so many events.  Exercise becomes an even bigger challenge when you don’t fit it into your schedule on a regular basis.  

Last May this was his work out template.  From Men’s Health Magazine:

The Schock-Your-Body Workout Want tricked-out traps? Dominating delts? Abs the size of a woman’s fist? And all while holding down a high-stress day job? Set your alarm a little earlier, and try Rep. Aaron Schock’s workout routine.

5 to 7 days a week, choose from…

*a 60-to 75-minute P90X training session

*a 60-to 75-minute weight routine, focusing on high-weight, low-rep exercises, and alternating upper-and lower-body days

*3 sets of 30 pushups and 30 situps; plus a run (5 miles) or swim (1 mile)

If you are interested in learning more about  P90X here’s the link:

Tony Horton is the creator of P90X and here’s what he has to say when you think you can’t:

“Don’t say I can’t.  Change it to, “I currently struggle with _______.” “

Doesn’t that change the enitre way you think about something that’s challenging?

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