Unless you have been living in a cave the past few years you would have failed to notice that muscle building among both men and women has become a popular past-time.
Many turn towards steroids to build muscle quickly, but there is an even quicker way to appear bigger without the effort.
Synthol, is an oil that is injected into the muscle tissue, which then expands.
Unfortunately as the users repeat the injections, the muscle tissue will expand like a balloon filling with air.
Not only does this over-inflated appearance look ridiculous but it is also dangerous too. Side effects of Synthol include nerve damage, stroke, ulcers, pulmonary embolisms and more.
This article will look at those individuals that have abused Synthol in an attempt to deter you from taking the same route.
Biggest Synthol Freak Gallery
Below are the top 6 Synthol freaks:
#1: Arlindo De Souza
Arlindo is a Brazilian bodybuilder with 29-inch biceps, which makes them the biggest in Brazil.
Unfortunately while his arms are massive, the strength that goes with the size is lacking.
The only thing gained with the size is a massive local celebrity following, and the disgust from people online who see his over-inflated body.
To gain his massive size, Arlindo, who is called “The Mountain” in his hometown of Olinda, injected Synthol three times a week for just two months.
“You inject it and it swells you up without having to work out. Each time I took it I wanted more and more. For me there wasn't a limit.”
#2: Moustafa Ismail
With biceps that measure 31 inches, Moustafa has bigger arms than Arlindo De Souza.
He in fact holds the 2012 Guinness World Record for size.
Originally he claimed that his size was down to his genetics and the use of protein shakes, however these claims were soon dispelled.
#3: Romario Dos Santos Alves
One of the most famous Synthol abusers, Romario injected the oil twice weekly for a year to achieve his 25 inch arms.
Unsurprisingly this led to complications, with doctors explaining that his arms had turned completely to rock.
“I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms – they said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock.”
This wasn’t the only issue as he was left in constant pain due to the Synthol, even coming close to kidney failure as a result of its usage.
#4: Gregg Valentino
Gregg was once dubbed “The Most Hated Man in Bodybuilding“, with many claiming that he achieved his size due to the use of Synthol. Something that he himself denies.
“I don't take Synthol. I was taking propionate and Equipoise into the muscle itself. Synthol just works one way: it stretches the fascia. With Equipoise and Propionate you get the double whammy. You get the stretch from the oil plus you get the localized growth from the drugs themselves.”
#5: Valdir Segato
While little is known about the man himself, apart from that he is from Brazil, chances are you have seen the various images or videos around the Internet showing off his freakish body.
#6: Kirill Tereshin
Kirill, a Russian with 24-inch arms has risked his life after injecting Synthol to gain Internet stardom.
Since appearing in a few online videos that have shocked the world and his followers he has now had silicon implanted into his calves to make them appear larger.
Obviously the thrill of being famous has led to this addiction to body modification and self-harm.
More Images of Synthol Abuse
A Better Way to Build Muscle
Synthol maybe a quick way to give the appearance of bigger muscles but the truth is that your muscle tissue has not increased, nor has your strength.
To build muscle effectively you need to ensure your nutrition is on point (we have an article for that here), plus you must workout intensely with weights at least 3-4 times a week. Always making sure to push yourself each workout.
You may also want to invest in some supplements too, those found at Battle Ready Fuel will cover the basics needed for any muscle building journey (whey protein, creatine, BCAAs etc) , but you may also want to look at additional supplements too.
One supplement brand we would recommend is Crazy Bulk, which sells a range of legal steroids, such as the popular D-Bal muscle builder.
D-Bal is a safe and natural alternative to the banned anabolic steroid Dianabol.
It contains ingredients such as Whey Protein Concentrate, Tribulus Terrestris and numerous BCAAs, which when combined will help boost strength and muscle by increasing nitrogen retention and protein synthesis.
Benefits of D-Bal include:
- More muscle and strength
- More endurance, allowing you to workout for longer
- Better nitrogen retention
- Improved blood flow, ensuring that extra oxygen is sent to your muscle tissue
If you are in any doubt about these claims I would suggest you visit the Crazy Bulk website yourself. There are a number of user testimonials available that back up these claims.