The future vice bro of the United States? Paul Ryan’s dedication to the intense fitness regime P90X is by this point legendary. But when the vice-presidential candidate was profiled by Time magazine for its Person of the Year issue last December, it was barely on the national radar. So 10 months later, with Ryan in his final preparations for Thursday night’s debate against Joe Biden, Time is releasing a series of outtakes from that profile’s photo shoot—and they’re nothing short of spectacular. Sporting a backwards red baseball cap, Ryan mugs and flexes for the camera as he lifts dumbbells, putting his toned biceps—and goofy grin—on full display. Forget Big Bird, check out those big guns.
MUSCLE MAN Mary Altaffer / AP Photo