We all inherit something from our parents and in Joseph Baena’s case, it is the love for bodybuilding. This 23-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger is a determined bodybuilder in his way. Baena regularly trains at the Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach and he recently shared his leg day gains in an Instagram post.
Baena showed off his quads in scanty shorts that barely covered his thighs. The 23-year-old also chose to go shirtless and showed his muscular upper body in the post. Although there is still a long way to go, Baena looked every bit like his father while flexing his muscles to show the ripped physique.
‘Friyay legs! What did you workout today?’ Joseph Baena wrote.
Actor and Pro-wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is always at the forefront when it comes to setting the trends for men’s fitness body image. The trend to wear ‘barely there’ skimpy shorts to put quads on full display can be attributed to Johnson – who first donned the look in an Instagram post in late 2020.
For the uninitiated, Joseph Baena is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s four children. Baena and Arnold frequently train together and Baena has stated earlier that training with ‘The Terminator’ is the ultimate experience. The father-son duo hit the Gold’s Gym together when gyms re-opened after the Covid-imposed lockdown. Joseph posted a workout selfie with Arnold afterward. The 23-year-old admired his father’s approach to training and thanked him for helping in ‘getting every last rep’ in the caption:
“This selfie was taken moments before my dad suggested I do “forced reps” for the rest of the workout. 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. Overloading on the rows, bench press, pull downs, etc… thankfully my studly training partner helped me get every last rep. This is another great approach to training and a fantastic way to build size and strength! Try it out with your training partner”
Baena regularly posts workout photos on his Instagram account and has recreated some of Arnold’s most famous poses for his social media posts. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a seven-time Mr. Olympia and Joseph Baena seems to be walking his father’s path. He has expressed his interest in entering bodybuilding competitions himself.
It is obvious that ‘The Terminator’ will be Joseph Baena’s training partner and guide should he take that route. The fact that it is very little that remains beyond Arnold’s wealth of knowledge in bodybuilding will significantly increase Baena’s chances of a successful bodybuilding career.