Republican Rep. Aaron Schock Poses Shirtless for Men’s Health; Reignites Gay/Bisexual Rumors; Pushes Fitness Challenge – Photos
Illinois Republican Representative Aaron Schock has revealed his muscular torso in a semi-nude photoshoot for Men’s Health’s article: “The Ripped Representative” this week.
This spread is not the first time the 29-year-old Congressman posed without his shirt or while exercising. He was filmed lifting weights in a gym with a tank top on by the “Early Show” two years ago when he was profiled as the youngest person sworn into Congress.
Pictures of Schock sun-bathing at a pool with a woman putting his head between her big, fake breasts and one of him shirtless with a group of other shirtless men were exposed by TMZ in March, 2009 fueling rumors he was gay or bisexual. He also wore a fuchsia plaid shirt and teal belt with white pants to a White House picnic in June, 2010 sparking another round of rumors. In Google search, when one types in his name, “gay” will be automatically suggested alongside because of the numerous searches for “Aaron Schock gay.”
Men’s Health approached Schock to do the photoshoot after editors were inspired by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move obesity campaign.
He agreed after they cooked up a fitness challenge for him to promote, the Fit for Summer, Fit for Life challenge.
Hypocritically, he was one of 248 members of Congress, 209 in the House and 39 in the Senate, who voted last year to deny the same health coverage to Americans that Congress’s health insurance benefit program has for themselves and their families.
“I think Michelle Obama is on the right track with her Let’s Move campaign to bring down childhood obesity,” he says. “She and I come from the same state, Illinois, which is number four in the nation for obese children. One out of five Illinois children are considered obese. Not overweight, obese. And two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese. When people hear that, they’re shocked, and rightfully so.”
“One of my favorite quotes is from Ben Franklin, who said, ‘A good example is the best sermon,’” Schock said. “And I think if you want to start talking about healthy lifestyles and staying in shape, then you yourself should do your best to try to be a model, an example to people you’re trying to convince to do the same.”
In a post for the magazine’s challenge, Schock wrote: “With the Fit for Life Summer Challenge, I’m challenging you—and all Americans—to sign up for an easy weight-loss plan than can help you drop 10, 20, even 30 pounds or more by Labor Day and get in the best shape of your life. I’ve teamed with Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines to design a program that’s so easy and effective that I know it will work for you. (And it’s free!) By the end of the summer, you can slash your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and many other diseases dramatically!
“How does that help America? Consider this: Health care may be the single biggest factor in our nation’s ongoing budget crisis. Yet 8 out of every 10 dollars we spend on health care is spent on diseases that are preventable; if only we took better care of ourselves. Think of the billions of dollars we could use for better infrastructure, renewable energy, and job creation. Not to mention a little more cash in your pocket!”
In addition to a healthy diet, “The Schock-Your-Body Workout” includes:
Five to Seven 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)
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