Arnold Schwarzenegger's Son Recreates Another One of His Father's Iconic Muscle Poses

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s son Joseph Baena is at it again.

Weeks after the 21-year-old made headlines for recreating his father’s classic bodybuilder pose from 1976, Baena once again channeled his dad on Thursday — sharing another lookalike picture on Instagram.

This time, a shirtless Baena held his wrist and flexed his bicep in the same way Schwarzenegger did in an advertisement for a German protein product back in 1967.

“Had to take advantage of the lighting 😅” Baena wrote, adding the hashtags “#classic,” #sidechest,” and “#trainheavy.”

Hulton Archive/Getty; Joseph Baena/Instagram

Baena’s followers also couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the father-son duo either, and commented on how much he looked like Schwarzenegger.

“Arnold 2.0,” one follower said.

“I can only imagine how PROUD your Dad is of you!!!” said another.

Joseph Baena and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Joseph Baena/Instagram; Jack Mitchell/Getty

Baena — who is Schwarzenegger’s son with Mildred Baena, his former housekeeper whom he had an affair with — frequently shares his fitness regimen and progress on Instagram, which often calls attention to their similar looks.

On Jan. 17, he struck a pose clearly inspired by a picture that was taken right after Schwarzenegger, 71, won Mr. Olympia for the sixth straight time in 1975 (In total, the legendary bodybuilder won the competition seven times, according to

“Just a lil thicc,” Baena captioned the full body shot on Instagram.

In November, Baena shared another look at his physique while at the gym. Wearing a yellow cutoff shirt and black shorts in the video, he flexed his muscles and hinted that his progress at body lifting was just the start of his fitness routine.

“It’s only the beginning 🙌🏼 #progress #classicphysique @seancaseyfitness,” he wrote in the caption.

Joseph Baena and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Joseph Baena/Instagram; Jack Mitchell/Getty

Baena isn’t the actor’s only son interested in following in Schwarzenegger’s footsteps. The star said his oldest son, Patrick, with ex-wife Maria Shriver, is walking the line between two body types in his acting career.

“Patrick, he works out every day, but he doesn’t want to get too big because of the acting, because he’s being sought after now for romantic roles, not action roles,” Schwarzenegger said of the 25-year-old.

“But eventually, when he gets to be like 30, 35, he will go get bigger and then do more action movies. But I love seeing [my sons] work out and being into it. It’s a great feeling,” he added.

Schwarzenegger has three other children with Shriver: Katherine, 29, Christina, 27, and Christopher, 21.

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