People Are Comparing Arnold's Son Joseph Baena to 'The Terminator' in New Video

Jesse Hicks
Men's Health

From Men's Health

Summer’s almost officially here, and that means a couple of things: staying cool and going shirtless. In his latest Instagram post, bodybuilder Joseph Baena combines the two in a thirst trap for the ages.

No one needs a reminder that Baena is the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the new video does evoke those iconic images of Arnold’s T-800 Terminator emerging from the lab of Cyberdyne systems wreathed in chilly mist. Except this time it’s Baena stepping out of a cryo chamber in Los Angeles during his post-workout recovery. "I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle," one commenter joked.

It’s a short clip, but from it Baena fans can glean a few things. First, when the door opens, both Baena and his attendant are wearing masks and practicing appropriate social distancing. That’s not always easy in a gym environment, and it’s good to see Baena leading by example. Second, the man is showing off some excellent gains, giving a solid Mr. Olympia pump at the end of the video.

The video garnered plenty of other references to the Terminator, and even some to Schwarzenegger’s ill-fated turn as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin—a performance that was, of course, rife with chill puns.

Overall, Baena looks to be making the best of lockdown life in California. He’s recently posted pictures of himself cutting tomatoes with his mom for Mother’s Day and crushing back day on a machine at his outdoor gym. He even shared what he self-awarely captioned “the ol mirror selfie selfie [sic].” In other words, Joseph Baena is doing alright for himself.


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