Joseph Baena takes more inspiration from his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he shows off his old school bodybuilding workout.
Over the years, Joseph Baena has been turning heads in the bodybuilding world. Perhaps initially known best simply for being Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s son, Baena has been building even more attention as he’s slowly sculpted an impressive bodybuilding physique of his own. Certainly the genetics are working in his favor – as his physique has begged the question: will we ever see Joseph Baena compete in bodybuilding.
We may not have an answer to that at the moment. But we do know that Joseph Baena has continued to build his identity as a bodybuilder and lover of fitness. Physique updates often grab attention and headlines. And while Baena certainly gained some genetic graces from his father, he is certainly putting in the hard work on his own merits.
So it’s even more exciting that Joseph Baena recently shared his workout routine with Men’s Health in an extensive cover story. Taking a page from his father, the workout is clearly inspired by the Golden Era of bodybuilding. Let’s break down Baena’s journey towards a muscular physique and his workout below.
How Joseph Baena Discovered Bodybuilding
Joseph Baena first found an interest in weightlifting and bodybuilding through competitive swimming. Shortly after, Arnold Schwarzenegger gifted Baena a copy of The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding – which, of course, was written by Schwarzenegger himself. The two then started training in the gym together. What better training partner can you ask for than 7x Olympia champion Arnold Schwarzenegger?
And while his father is a major inspiration and motivational factor in Joseph Baena’s growing physique – he also clearly is looking to put his own modern spin as he continues to train. In speaking with Men’s Health, he had this to say about his journey into bodybuilding:
“MY FATHER REALLY INSPIRES ME… HE KIND OF CREATED THE IDEAL PHYSIQUE FOR MOST PEOPLE… DO I WANT TO HAVE THE SAME PHYSIQUE? I DON’T KNOW IF I CAN.”
It’s clear the Joseph Baena has a bit of humorous self-deprecation in talking about his own physique. A clear difference between his father’s cocky attitude as seen in Pumping Iron. Regardless, the true message is in the physique and the hard work put into training.
Regardless of being Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son – this workout and his latest physique updates prove that he is a man who is willing to put in the hard work for impressive muscle. And more than that – he’s bodybuilder in the truest sense of the word. He has a passion for weightlifting.