Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Looks So Much Like Dad in Bodybuilding Photos on Instagram

We are seeing double

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Just when we thought father-son duo Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell had won the prize for looking the most alike, Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son, Joseph Baena, proved us wrong.

Earlier this month on Instagram, Baena—who is a professional bodybuilder and fitness model—posted not one, but three photos of himself flexing his muscles while wearing a pair of black boxer shorts and Vans sneakers. 

​​Fans quickly noticed the pictures resembled the ones his father took back in the 1970s after Schwarzenegger won the Mr. Olympia title for the sixth time. In the caption, the 26-year-old wrote, “Another day in the office.”

Long before Schwarzenegger starred in the blockbuster film The Terminator, the Austrian-born actor started lifting weights at 15. At the age of 20, he won the Mr. Universe and the Mr. Olympia title seven times. And from what we can see, Baena (who is the son Schwarzenegger shares with Mildred Baena) is following in his dad’s footsteps. 

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Baena’s followers (like the rest of us) couldn’t get over the uncanny resemblance. One person wrote in the comments section, “Got those poses down. Make your dad proud,” alongside a hand-clapping emoji. Another jokingly said, “Anyone ever tell you, you kinda look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger? Look him up if you don’t know.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Baena has shared a photo from one of his gym workouts on Instagram. Back in October, the professional bodybuilder recreated another one of his dad’s iconic poses while training with fellow athlete Frankie LaPenna.

In the photos, Baena strikes a pose while wearing a similar ensemble to the one worn in the post featured above.“You’ll never guess what we trained today,” he wrote in the caption. 

Like father, like son. 

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