“How it started VS How’s it’s going,” Joseph Baena captioned the pair of photos he posted to his Instagram on Nov. 30 (CLICK HERE TO SEE) In the first picture, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son looks like a precocious little tot. While the baby picture is cute, the second picture is not cute – it’s smoking hot. A shirtless Joseph, 23, poses while flexing his muscles. Clearly, he’s Arnold’s son because Joseph could easily be mistaken for the young Austrian who became synonymous with bodybuilding in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
This “How It Started/How It’s Going” meme from Joseph comes just a week after sharing a workout video of him focusing on his shoulders. “For me, shoulders have always been the hardest muscles to grow,” wrote Joseph, who has been very open in sharing his fitness journey with his IG Followers. “I’ve learned that the only real way to grow them is by going all out and burning out till you can’t even lift your arms! Tag me in your next shoulder workout, and I’ll leave a comment!”
Joseph had an interesting caption for the video he posted on Nov. 10. “Training back today because she didn’t have mine,” he captioned the video of him working shirtless throughout a series of exercises, like Rows and Pulldowns. Joseph posed for the camera at the end of the workout, mimicking his 73-year-old action movie icon father. But, does that caption – “she didn’t have mine” – hint that his muscular frame held a broken heart?
Joseph will always have someone watching his back – namely, his dad. Though the circumstances of Joseph’s conception famously resulted in Arnold and Maria Shriver’s divorce, the Predator star has been very supportive of Joseph. That love was evident on Oct. 2 when Joseph turned 23. Arnold posted a sweet message to his son on Instagram. “Happy birthday @projoe2! I love watching your progress with your training, your work, and in every part of your life. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next. I love you!” “Hahaha, love you, dad! Thank you for the birthday wishes,” replied Joe.
“I love my dad!” Joseph said to HollywoodLife in 2019. “We hang out all the time! He is a great father! That’s really all I have to say about him! We train together, we eat together. We do many things together. “I have nothing bad to say about my father. I love him! He is a jokester! He can be intense sometimes. He knows how to get things done. If he needs to get things done, he is going to get things done. He is serious about his work and what he does.”