— New York Post (@nypost) March 10, 2014
A Brazilian bodybuilder has figured out an inexpensive way to build his muscles without injecting mass quantities of steroids.
Arlindo de Souza, 43, injects himself with a mixture of mineral oil and alcohol to obtain massive 29-inch biceps.
From The NY Post:
De Souza injected himself with the mixture for two months two years ago in his attempt to become the top dog at his gym in Olinda, a city on the country’s northeastern coast.
The Brazilian isn’t the only person resorting to using synthetic materials to bulk up his bod, as many others in the bodybuilding community are said to be doing the same.
Doctors claim that the frequent injections play havoc with muscle tissue and can result in the formation of multiple abscesses which can lead to amputation or death.
Just in de Souza’s inner circle, the practice has proven deadly, claiming the life of the bodybuilder’s close friend, Paulinho.