Seriously?! Taylor Lautner has had six-pack abs literally since he was a kid. The Twilight actor, 24, shared a throwback photo of himself as a little boy on the beach with his martial arts instructor on Thursday, August 4, and he was impressively jacked.
“#tbt beach flexin 99′ #summerbod,” the Scream Queens actor captioned the adorable photo. In the snap, little 7-year-old Lautner flexes his guns while showcasing his rock-hard abs.
The actor grew up practicing martial arts. In a video posted to YouTube in December 2011, a younger Lautner can be seen doing backflips during a demonstration with his bo staff.
Let’s also not forget when the Twilight hunk defended then-girlfriend Taylor Swift after Kanye West’s infamous 2009 VMAs faux pas. Lautner appeared on Saturday Night Live after the awards show and performed a “Swift kick” by beheading a West mannequin.
“It taught me a lot of things at a young age: discipline, hard work. Nothing comes without hard work,” Lautner told E! News in 2010 of martial arts, revealing he started the sport at the age of 6.
“For fight scenes and all that, I’m able to pull some moves out of the old extreme martial arts bag,” he added while discussing his role in the 2011 thriller Abduction.
Lautner will next appear in season 2 of Fox’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens as Cassidy Cascade, a physician at the hospital where Emma Roberts and her fellow Chanels were left.