Pectorals- check! Arms – check! Twinning with Arnold Schwarzenegger – check!
Joseph Baena made every single one of his Instagram followers do a double-take because the 22-year-old looked exactly like his famous dad when he recreated Arnold’s classic poses.
Baena was nominated for a social media challenge called the #classicchallenge where bodybuilders share photos striking the poses from the golden age of bodybuilding. Joseph selected two of Arnold’s most iconic muscle shots.
“Got nominated for the #classicchallenge by @dakota_stinson_ , so HERE YA GO!
I nominate @mattmichaelk @zachandrews__ & @bradleymartyn hit your favorite classic pose!”
It is well known that Arnold’s favorite gym is Gold’s Gym in Venice, California. If you are following in the muscular footsteps of the greatest bodybuilder of all-time, it is not a bad idea to catch some of the magic that Arnold left there back in the 1980s.
Gold’s Gym has also become the favorite of Joseph as well and that’s where he oiled up for the “classic” posedown.
Baena showed off his huge biceps and ripped for arms while giving the camera a perfect view of his large chest and shredded midsection.
Baena is no stranger to flexing his muscles in the same way his dad did back in the day.
In 2018, he shared several shots that made it clear that he has the same body type as Arnold. He did one side-view where he strongly gripped his own forearm to get the veins in his arms to stand out and one where he had his muscular back on display.
The main difference between Arnold’s body and Joseph’s body is the amount of oil used to make those muscles shine but excess oil is not very practical because it gets all over the weight machines.
Arnold and Joseph have a close relationship and it is clear to see that there is a lot of love between the two inside and outside the gym.
Back in October, Schwarzenegger wished Baena a happy birthday on social media. He posted three photos that show different moments where he was proud of his son. One photo showed the two working out together, the second featured the duo having fun at a golf course and the third was when Joseph graduated from Pepperdine University.
“Happy birthday Joseph! Watching you graduate from college this year and seeing you follow your passions has been amazing. You are a fantastic son, and I can’t wait for our next training session. I love you.”
If you guessed that Baena would have a gym themed birthday you would be right.
There were hula hoops, a “Joe’s Gym” table for flip cup, straws with Joseph’s muscular body and shots of tequila being passed around to partygoers. Baena was obviously pumped that his friends and his girlfriend threw him the bash.