Baby Steps by TJ Hoban

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Improve a little everyday, even if it’s baby steps, and you’ll achieve personal greatness. There’s no tragedy like a waste of talent. Imagine how many lives would’ve been worse off if Newton, Einstein, or Edison quit after first failing. Starting today, push a little harder, dig a little deeper, persevere a little longer and help everyone around you shine a little brighter.
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I dare you not to eat past 7p 2nite.

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Get Shreded in 6 Weeks with T.J. Hoban

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TJ Hoban

The Best Abs In The Business

By Clark Bartram

The cover shot on this issue of Fit Rx For Men represents the 70th time TJ Hoban has appeared on the front of a national fitness magazine—not bad for a guy who started exercising at 12 years old to overcome an “ugly duckling” image. “I had thick glasses, braces, a funny hairdo, and I was a runt,” TJ remembers. “I couldn’t even talk to a girl, let alone get a date!”

Things have changed for the 36-year-old fitness supermodel, thanks to “hard work, contact lenses, and a good orthodontist.” During his five-year run as one of America’s top male physique models, TJ’s gotten a reputation for having the best abs in the business—and there’s no sign of his letting up.

In his latest endeavor, TJ’s taking what he’s learned about exercise and nutrition to help other people achieve confidence and success by embracing a healthy lifestyle. He’s come up with a complete in-home workout system designed to transform bodies and lives in just six weeks.

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The TV show Extra is helping TJ promote the program. They’re taking a pair of 35-year-old identical twin sisters, giving one of them liposuction and putting the other on TJ’s program—and then seeing who looks better. Extra even came down to TJ’s Fitness Rx For Men cover shoot and filmed it for their segment.

I talked with TJ about his life, his career, and his commitment to living healthy and staying in shoot-ready shape 365 days a year.

On The Importance Of Being Ugly. Being a goofy looking kid and getting teased a lot in high school was actually a valuable grounding experience for me. It keeps the success I’ve been having from going to my head. I can empathize with people who are struggling to improve their lives, and I’ve learned firsthand that you’ve got to work hard if you want to get the most out of life.

You’re Hired! It was a great honor when Arnold Schwarzenegger booked me to shoot the entire abdominal section of his new Encyclopedia Of Bodybuilding. He came down to the set and said to me, “I’ve never had abs like you.” Coming from him, that was quite a compliment. Another great experience was when Sylvester Stallone hired me to be the poster boy for his new supplement company. We worked side-by-side at the Arnold Classic this year—it was intense. Being recognized by such incredible icons in the fitness world is incredibly gratifying, and it motivates me to continue to put in the effort required to be the best I can be.

Intensity Is Key. I always train with 100% intensity. Training is so much more about intensity than it is about duration. I can get a killer workout in less than an hour, so it’s easy to fit in a training session five days a week. Cardio is also important for shedding excess water weight and building a healthy heart. I usually run a couple miles every other day—especially before a photo shoot.

Yummy For The Tummy. Good eating habits are really important if you want your best physique. For me, a typical day starts with a bowl of whole grain cereal, four hard-boiled egg whites, and water. I eat a midmorning meal replacement shake and a piece of fruit, then I have a whole food lunch that may consist of two chicken breasts, black beans, rice, salsa, and a glass of iced tea. Dinner is usually something like grilled halibut with steamed vegetables and a salad, and I’ll end the day with another meal replacement shake. In addition, I take a high potency multi-vitamin, an ephedrine-free fat burner, an hgh precursor, a b100 tablet, a c1000 tablet, and ginkgo each day.

Best Advice You Can Give I always tell people to find their highest source of inspiration and use it to drive them to success in everything they choose. I began exercising at an early age to change my appearance, and since then exercise has always been my constant, my refuge. In addition to the physical benefits, I love the undying mental strength it gives me, and the way it fuels my passion to succeed in all aspects of my life.

Wrestling With The Truth. Years of wrestling in high school and college gave me a great physical foundation. I wrestled because it required more rigorous conditioning workouts than any other sport. In truth, I wasn’t as committed to the sport as I was to the workouts, and it showed.

Biggest Mistakes People Make People fail to change their bodies when their goals don’t match their patience level. It’s great to set lofty goals, unless you’re the type of person who gets discouraged easily. Fitness is a lifestyle, but many people want it to be a quick fix. For most people, it’s better to set smaller goals, commit to a regimen, and let each incremental achievement provide the necessary motivation to keep going. Anyone can get ripped if they have the discipline. How fast depends on their staring point, the effectiveness of their regimen, and their level of commitment.

On The Fast Track. I studied finance and law in school. My goal is to build a fitness company that prides itself on making people’s lives better. I’d also like to own spa resorts, and form a charitable foundation that helps children and spreads love.

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T.J. Hoban’s Key Nutritional Guidelines to Optimal Health

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1. Never skip meals: skipping meals will force your body into starvation mode and cause your metabolism to slow down, basically storing whatever calories you eat. Think of food as fuel for you body. Eat smaller meals more frequently.

2. Eat a lean protein source with every meal: Fish, chicken, turkey, lean beef, cottage cheese, and legumes (including soy). The serving size should be about the size of the palm of your hand and the height of a deck of cards.

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3. Avoid high glycemic carbohydrates: Bread, pasta, white rice, cereals, candy, baked goods, pretzels, sweets, etc. High glycemic foods will increase blood sugar levels, which increases blood insulin levels causing the body to store fat.

4. Eat 3 to 5 servings of fresh vegetables and 1 to 2 servings of fresh fruit every day: Vegetables are an excellent source of phyto-nutrients and fiber. Choose whole fruits, instead of fruit juice because juicing removes the fiber and increases the glycemic index. Avoid corn, potatoes, bananas, dried fruits, and tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya, etc.).

5. Add healthy fats to your diet: Essential omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids are crucial for the prevention of heart disease, arthritis, joint problems and immune system weakness. Good sources include salmon, sardines, almonds, walnuts, avocados, flaxseeds and oils, olive oil, canola oil and fish oil supplements (with EPA/DHA).

6. Drink lots of water: Drink 6 to 8, 8 ounce glasses of pure water daily. Drink one extra glass for every caffeinated beverage and if you exercise.

7. Keep alcohol to a minimum: While 4 to 8 ounces of red wine daily provides the best health benefits, more than that that increase your health risks! Dry red wine and hard alcohols are low glycemic. Everything in moderation!

8. Choose natural products: Avoid refined foods, hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, sweeteners and preservatives. Avoid fat-free products, which usually make up for a lack of taste by adding artificial ingredients and sugar.

9. Take supplements! Studies show reduced calorie diets without supplementation lower metabolism.  Adding a pharmaceutical grade Multivitamin, along with Amino Acids, Essential Omega’s, and Daily Greens will do wonders for your immune system and optimizing your health.

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