Fine : Stupid Arms

With my propensity to pick up niggly aches and pains, I often wish that there was an easier way to achieve my fitness goals than doing exercise.

It appears that a Russian bodybuilder has found one such way to get bigger arms.

An ex-soldier named Kirill Tereschin has been repeatedly injecting himself with a chemical called synthol — a substance commonly marketed as “site enhancement oil” — in an attempt to make his biceps and triceps look unnaturally large.  You could say that it’s worked.

He has upper arms each bigger than his head.  I’m wondering how gets them under sleeves.

He just looks like a bit of a prat.  I couldn’t find the video anywhere else and this is too good not to share.

I can’t decide which his worse, his dancing or his dips.

Synthol is injected into muscles to change their shape, and is sometimes used by bodybuilders ahead of a competition to enhance their bodyparts, apparently.  I say “apparently” because a lot of reports I read used “bodyparts” when I’m pretty sure they meant “muscles”.

The substance, which is not illegal and available in many forms online, is made up of 85 per cent oil, 7.5 per cent lidocaine, and 7.5 per cent alcohol.  I’m sure one of those ingredients is to numb to pain, but I’m wondering if it could actually have been two.

This guy injected litres of it in to his arms, enough for him to go from weighing 9st 11lbs to 10st 10lbs.  There’s no increase in strength either, just size.

Doctors warn that synthol can cause pulmonary embolisms, nerve damage, infections, sclerosing lipogranuloma, stroke and oil-filled cysts or ulcers in the muscle.

Does Kirill let that bother him though?

I was doing it and getting a fever of up to 40 degrees, I was lying in bed, feeling like I was dying, but then it all turned out fine.

Did it, Kirill? Did it really turn out fine? I think I’ll stick to lifting heavy pieces of metal.


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