If you were to ask the geniuses at Pixar to dream up their version of an NFL quarterback, they'd end up with Tim Tebow. Already the most famous backup QB in history for his bravura performance last season, Tebow is all the more interesting for his public faith coupled with movie-star good looks.
Now, all eyes will turn to the Big Apple this season as Tebow brings his mythology – and a little of that magic – to the New York Jets. Whatever his role – wildcat quarterback, short-yardage specialist, special teams all-star – you can be sure it'll depend on Tebow's legendary work ethic. Turns out that contrary to popular wisdom, Tebow's excellence wasn't created in a lab or Hollywood script, but through tireless hard work and dedication. We were invited recently to join Tebow for a workout, where the man with the golden arm shared some of the very fitness tips he's depended on for his success, as well as a few of his favorite spots around the globe. All while proving he really is that nice a guy. Launch Gallery >>
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One of the perils of being a top pro athlete is that you're constantly burning fuel, so it can be hard to keep up nutritionally. "For me, I can't usually get enough food to keep me full and give me enough calories and protein," Tebow says. "So I really rely on shakes and drinks and [antioxidant protein powder] FRS throughout the day." Tebow's smoothie habit also takes the form of a more old-school approach. "For the second half of the year I relied on one drink that my nutritionist made, and it was the most disgusting thing," Tebow says. "I had to put in one pound of spinach and blend it, and I could never just sit there and [finish] it all." May we also remind you of another famous, superheroically strong world traveler who depends on a spinach supercharge? Enough said.
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