Did you know that Vampire Diaries star Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert) works out? Yeah, that’s not exactly breaking news. The young actor’s bulging biceps are a joke even within the fictional world of TVD. But, now we have a peek at Steven’s workout regime in action. Read on to check out this recently-tweeted snapshot of Steven at the gym, and find out why the actor is tweeting about his monster muscles!

Steven is a man with a mission. He snapped a pic of himself lifting enormous barbells with his enormous arms on November 9, captioning it “Nightwing training” and tweeted it at the Arrow writers team, Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti, and the Arrow casting director. Yeah, he’s covering all of his bases in his campaign to be cast as rumored upcoming guest character Nightwing.

Steven seems to he a huge fan of the fellow CW show. Last week, he tweeted, “Hey @ARROWwriters ‘be mindful of your surroundings’ = awesome” in reaction to the latest ep of the superhero drama starring ex-TVD star Stephen Amell (he played Tyler’s super hot uncle, Brady). “Thanks!” the Arrow writers tweeted right back. We’re still waiting to see how they’ll respond to Steven’s implied casting request. So far, they’ve only retweeted the tweet, but we think Steven would make an excellent Nightwing, aka Dick Grayson, aka the dude formerly known as Batman’s Robin. More Steven McQueen is always good in our book!

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The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.