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P90X at work - Time releases Paul Ryan workout photos on debate day

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Vice President Joe Biden and contender Paul Ryan have been hard at work prepping for their debate in Danville, Ky., tonight. Congressman Ryan has been even harder at work.

The Republican's workout habits are well documented. Richard Stengel, managing editor for Time, justified releasing the images of a buff VP hopeful just hours before the two vice presidential combatants squared off in their only debate on "news is happening" grounds.

Some in the Ryan camp and many in the conservative press are crying foul that the Gregg Segal photos, shot in 2011 when Ryan was a runner up in the Person of the Year issue, shouldn't have been released this soon before the debate. Reactions to the images range from calling him a "Jersey Shore" wannabe to ridiculous and unflattering.

Meanwhile, the Tumblr Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan, barely had to even try for snark.

You can see some more of the images Segal shot here.

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He would have been better off having a picture taken of him doing pull ups while following P90X.

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