Arlindo ‘The Mountain’ de Souza,43, admits to achieving his 29-inch biceps after injecting a cocktail of mineral oil and alcohol to his arms. The bricklayer from Brazil began the injections for two months two years ago to make him the king of his competitive local gym in Olinda.
Even though Souza’s biceps are massive, the injections have not made him any stronger and he can only lift normal size weights that he was already able to lift before the treatments.
The mixture is known to cause horrific infections. Heavy users like Arlindo can develop multiple abscesses in the muscle tissue, which can lead to amputations and even death. The Brazilian man isn’t the only person resorting to using synthetic materials to bulk up his body, as many others in the bodybuilding community are said to be doing the same.