Arnold Schwarzenegger Wakes Son Patrick for an Early Morning Birthday Workout

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Patrick Schwarzenegger kicked off his 22nd birthday on Friday, Sept. 18, with some gym time with his dad. Courtesy Patrick Schwarzenegger/Instagram

Wakey wakey! Patrick Schwarzenegger had an epic start to his 22nd birthday on Friday, Sept. 18 when his dad, Arnold, gave him a morning wake-up call — to pump some iron.

“My dad woke my ass up at 7 am this morning for a birthday workout,” the USC graduate captioned a hilarious photo he posted to Instagram of himself flexing fiercely with his former bodybuilder father, 68, and making a face at the camera.

The image is a screen grab from a video Arnold posted to his own Instagram account, in which the proud dad tells the camera, “I never thought 22 years ago that I would have a son that would one day be not only smarter than me, but stronger than me. Wow. Congratulations, Patrick.” 

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Courtesy Patrick Schwarzenegger/instagram

Not that Patrick’s birthday was all work(out) and no play. Miley Cyrus’ dapper ex also spent some quality time with his mom, Maria Shriver.

“M-Dog did the opposite and had 22 banana pies for my bday waiting for me when I got back from my workout,” he captioned the adorable shot of him smooching a glowing Shriver, 59, on the cheek.

Shriver and her California Governator ex announced their decision to split on May 9, 2011, after 25 years of marriage. Several days later, news broke that Arnold had fathered a love child with the couple’s longtime housekeeper.

Arnold and Patrick have remained on good terms, with Arnold even praising Patrick’s “Wrecking Ball” ex earlier this year.

“When I did meet Miley Cyrus — when she came up to Sun Valley skiing during our holidays — I found out that she is a fantastic person,” he told Howard Stern in June. “She was a wonderful person, then she has this career side where she maybe has to be a little out there. And it’s maybe a little different because she grew up in a music family. So what? It didn’t bother me.”

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