The final time Arnold Schwarzenegger competed as knowledgeable bodybuilder was over 4 many years in the past. Even although he’s now not essentially centered on constructing unbelievable quantities of mass, he nonetheless holds appreciable affect over the power sport. Joseph Baena — Schwarzenegger’s 24-year-old son — seems to be following (considerably) in his dad’s large footsteps. 

Or a minimum of present that he appreciates his roots and is aware of the place he comes from. 

In a latest submit to his Instagram, Baena paid homage to his legendary father by putting the Austrian’s famed 3/4 again pose. With a easy however efficient caption of “going for it,” Baena actually appears to grasp what grandiose pictures and recollections he invokes by merely positioning his physique in that method:

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Baena’s Path at a Glance

In February 2022, Men’s Health detailed Baena’s distinctive health journey and the way he trains to keep up his rising physique. Baena says his coaching consists of a six-day schedule with two-hour periods whereas working briefly cardio within the mornings. 

Though his dad is a bodybuilding icon who he can ask for recommendation at any time, Baena notes within the article that he needed to carve out a path by himself when he was youthful. He needed to determine “it” out on his personal — that means a promising and fulfilling life with out the direct assist of one of the well-known individuals on the earth. Baena’s mindset was apparently like this from the leap.

“Even though I could call him [Arnold Schwarzenegger] anytime, I was too proud,” Baena says to Men’s Health when he first began listening to his physique. “I went straight to the book. I wanted to figure it out myself.” 

Over time, Baena informed Men’s Health that he quickly discovered a rhythm and particular routine that works for his private health objectives. 

“I was able to acquire a bodybuilding mentality, that I could shape my body however I want.”

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What the Future Holds

At the time of this writing, whereas he continues to coach onerous, Baena hasn’t revealed any pending plans to compete on a proper bodybuilding stage. According to IMDB, he’s a working actor with six credit. In that respect, it appears like Baena is emulating his father’s well-known Hollywood footsteps. Even nonetheless, regardless of the similarities, Baena continues to give attention to staking out a spot for himself on the earth together with his efforts alone. 

With sufficient dedication, maybe sooner or later, he’ll get to have his Terminator spotlight. 

“My dad is old-school; he doesn’t believe in handouts,” Baena stated to Men’s Health. He believes onerous work pays off, and so do I. I really like the phrase ‘honor’, and I’m very prideful within the sense that if I take advantage of my dad’s contacts or ask him for favors, I’m wondering what honor is that going to carry me?”

Featured picture: @joebaena on Instagram