Joseph Baena is no stranger to a gym photo: the 24-year-old bodybuilder and regular at Gold's Gym in Venice Beach frequently shares updates from his workouts on social media. He's been getting inventive with the various contexts in which he flaunts his jacked arms and chest lately, from an early-morning swimming post to a gratuitously shirtless portrait on horseback.
And in his most recent carousel of shirtless selfies on Instagram, Baena is showing off the results of his consistent training by striking a series of expertly practiced classic physique poses.
The parallels are obvious: Baena's tableaus evoke the very same flexes that his father, seven-time Mr. Olympia winner and Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to do during his days as a competitive bodybuilder. Baena will often recreate some of his dad's most iconic poses on Instagram, making the striking resemblance between the two even more self-evident.
And when it comes to a love of fitness, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Or the Austrian Oak, in this case. Baena has previously referred to Schwarzenegger as "the best training partner in the world" and described their workouts together as particularly physically challenging, to the point that he has to work hard to keep up with him, despite Schwarzenegger being 50 years his senior.
"You have to go all out and absolutely NO cheating when you train with him, so you know I’m going to be hurting tomorrow," Baena wrote on Instagram back in May following a "forced reps" session.
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