Just because Michael Strahan retired from the NFL back in 2007 doesn’t mean that keeping fit and looking good take any less priority for the 41-year-old. We caught up with the former New York Giants defensive end, who today towers over the small-but-mighty Kelly Ripa as co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael, during a photo shoot for the March 2013 cover of Men’s Fitness. Tune in to hear what Strahan has to say about sticking to a diet, buying clothes that fit, and that famous gap in his teeth.

Want a glimpse at Strahan's cover shoot? Check out this behind-the-scenes video.