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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, 23, says his father, 73, pushes him


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, 23, says his father, 73, pushes him at the gym: ‘I’m going to be hurting tomorrow!’

Arnold Schwarzenegger proudly posed with his son Joseph Baena while helping him with his training.

Joseph, 23, has gone into bodybuilding following in the footsteps of Arnie, 73, who rose to fame as the ‘Austrian Oak.’

‘This selfie was taken moments before my dad suggested I do “forced reps” for the rest of the workout,’ wrote Joseph in the caption.

‘You have to go all out’: Arnold Schwarzenegger proudly posed up with his son Joseph Baena while helping him with his training

‘You have to go all out and absolutely NO cheating when you train with him, so you know I’m going to be hurting tomorrow. Overloading on the rows, bench press, pull downs, etc… thankfully my studly training partner helped me get every last rep.’ 

Joseph added: ‘This is another great approach to training and a fantastic way to build size and strength! Try it out with your training partner.’

Before becoming a movie star and then a politician Arnie was a champion bodybuilder in his native land and was consequently known as the ‘Austrian Oak.’

In 1970 at the age of 23 he became the youngest ever winner of the bodybuilding title Mr. Olympia, but he retired from the sport a decade later.

Hard at work: Joseph, 23, has gone into bodybuilding following in the footsteps of Arnie, 73, who rose to fame as the 'Austrian Oak'

Hard at work: Joseph, 23, has gone into bodybuilding following in the footsteps of Arnie, 73, who rose to fame as the ‘Austrian Oak’

Arnie legally took steroids as a young bodybuilder and dished about the experience to ABC News decades later while he was Governor Of California.

While he did not endorse steroids for contemporary use he said: ‘I have no regrets about it because at that time, it was something new that came on the market, and we went to the doctor and did it under doctors’ supervision.’

He explained: ‘We were experimenting with it. It was a new thing. So you can’t roll the clock back and say: “Now I would change my mind on this.”‘ 

Arnie and his estranged wife Maria Shriver share four children – Katherine, 31, Christina, 29, Patrick, 27, and Christopher, 23. 

As seen in 1976: In 1970 at the age of 23 Arnie became the youngest ever winner of the bodybuilding title Mr. Olympia but he retired from the sport a decade later

As seen in 1976: In 1970 at the age of 23 Arnie became the youngest ever winner of the bodybuilding title Mr. Olympia but he retired from the sport a decade later

Maria left Arnold a decade ago after it emerged that he had fathered Joseph by the family’s housekeeper Mildred Baena.

Although they have been separated since 2011 and he is now dating blonde physical therapist Heather Milligan, 46, the divorce has not been finalized. 

Joseph has now also taken his first acting role, a sci-fi comedy called The Chariot, in another career move that mirrors Arnold’s.

‘I’m following my father’s footsteps because I’m doing my own thing,’ Joseph told DailyMailTV in a recent exclusive interview.

Wow: At the beginning of this month Joseph revealed on his Instagram page that his multifaceted work life now also includes being a realtor

Wow: At the beginning of this month Joseph revealed on his Instagram page that his multifaceted work life now also includes being a realtor

‘I’m pursuing acting because I want to pursue acting. So really the pressure is just from myself,’ said the actor-to-be.

His hope is to ‘just focus on myself’ and ‘drown’ out comparisons to Arnie, despite the fact the Terminator star is an ‘inspiration’ to him.

At the beginning of this month Joseph revealed on his Instagram page that his multifaceted work life now also includes being a realtor. 

New movie: Here he is seen shooting a scene for the new movie Bully High

New movie: Here he is seen shooting a scene for the new movie Bully High

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