“I Would Print That One and Put It Up in a Frame”: Fans React to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bodybuilder Son Posing Alongside Classic Physique Icons

Published 04/02/2024, 7:00 AM EDT

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The Arnold Classic UK 2024 was a blast on stage. On top of major bodybuilders being there to compete on stage, the seven-time Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Joseph Baena, was also present as part of his sponsorship commitments. Baena not only made memories at the event; he even made some off-stage. 

Baena shared a series of pictures from the event on his official Instagram account. The pictures were a collection from his time spent in Birmingham, England, throughout the Arnold Classic UK. What made the pictures special was the people accompanying Baena. Let us see who they were.

Baena spends time with Wesley Vissers and Urs Kalecinski


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The first picture Baena posted was with the bodybuilders that finished top three in the Classic Physique category, Wesley Vissers, Breon Ansley, and Urs Kalecinski. Vissers won the event, Ansley was the runner-up, and Kalecinski secured third place.


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In the second post, Baena decided to showcase how he was seen preparing food, while the next picture had his partner in it. Baena also shed light on the sightseeing he did in the UK, sharing an image of him standing in front of the Buckingham Palace. 


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Another picture had Baena flexing his biceps in the front double bicep pose, while the four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Culter joined him in the most muscular pose. After coming across the great time that Joseph Baena had in the UK fans filled his comment section with their immense love for him.

Fans wonder, “Were these pics taken in 1997?” 


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A follower suggested Baena compete in the Classic Physique and commented, “You should train to be on that stage, Joe. You have the Blueprint!” An Instagram user was so impressed by the first picture in Baena’s carousel and wrote, “Damn I would print that one and put it up in a frame.” One didn’t want to miss any updates on Arnie’s son and encouraged him, “Joe should make a YouTube channel.

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A fitness enthusiast highlighted that all of the Classic Physique Division was waiting for his entry and wrote, “Think they are wondering when you are next!” A fan was appreciative of the retro effect Baena had used for all the images and wrote, “That retro effect is really cool man.” Another fan commented, “Were these pics taken in 1997?


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As fans continue to push for Baena’s entry into the bodybuilding world, one cannot deny the fact that despite not competing professionally, he has made waves in the industry. Do you think Baena will step onto the stage soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Karan Yadav


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Karan Yadav is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. His journey to the bodybuilding realm started during the lockdown, where he found inspiration and dedication from those engaged in the sport. A stickler for fitness tips, Karan keenly follows his idols Chris Bumstead and Mike O’Hearn for covering the information they give out through their social media.
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Abhishek Manikandan