Bodybuilder Injects Oil and Alcohol Into Arms for Grotesquely Massive Biceps

By Bryan Le 03/11/14

Brazilian muscle man Arlindo de Souza took major risks in injecting himself with a muscle-pumping cocktail to cosmetically swell his biceps to 29 inches.

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In search of ways to gain ever-bigger biceps, Brazilian bodybuilder Arlindo de Souza has injected himself with a dangerous cocktail of oil and alcohol in order to swell his arms to an astonishing 29 inches. The 43-year-old owner of the biggest biceps in Brazil is well aware of the potentially lethal risk he took; some who inject the cocktail have had their arms amputated, while others, including de Souza's friend, have died.

"My friend Paulinho, he passed away from doing these things, I felt his death a lot. He took it, I took it, but he went beyond the limit," said de Souza. "I advise no-one to take this oil. I've stopped taking it, and other things as well, but there is always that will to start again. But I'm managing to control myself, to this day."

De Souza, nicknamed "The Mountain" in his hometown, was already on steroids, hormones, and horse vitamins to beef himself up when a gym buddy showed him 'site enhancement oil' that could really swell up his muscles. The injection is believed to contain mineral oil, alcohol, and an anaesthetic.

"The guy gave it to me. He said, 'Take this, it will make you grow in days,'" recalled de Souza. "I loaded the syringe, put it in my arm, injected it and it swelled me up right there and then."

De Souza went on to say that there was no change in his strength as the injections only enhance appearance and he kept his same workout routine, though his family remains worried that some people are judging him based on his appearance.

"He is a good person, not a bad person. He is really friendly and does lots of favors for people," his sister said. "But there are some people who make fun of him. There are some people who find it interesting. And there are some people who think he is from another planet."

Despite the health risks and strange looks, de Souza won't drain his biceps anytime soon because it's the only way he can achieve the body he wants.

"To get a body like mine, it is very difficult if you are not taking anything. Some people take it but won't admit it," he said. "Have you ever seen a guy as big as me claiming it is natural? He is lying, I tell you. At least I tell the truth."

Watch an interview with the massive de Souza below:


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