Stop Calling This Russian-Popeye A Bodybuilder Who’s About To Get His Arms Amputated

Being a student of fitness sciences and bodybuilding, what infuriates me the most is the fact that how everyone who goes to the gym is labeled as a body builder. People don’t think twice before equating weight training with a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger. To bust your stupid bubble, this is not how it goes! Weight training is a means of exercise and different people use it to achieve different goals.  Bodybuilders use it as a means of getting bigger and better at their sport and athletes use it to get faster and get better at their sport. So first, just because your friend goes to the gym, it sure as hell doesn’t make him a bodybuilder. In fact, if he has a good physique and isn’t competing, he still can’t be called a bodybuilder.

Now, this leads me to a recent story of some crazy guy who is being hailed as the Russian-Popeye ‘bodybuilder’. This is what he looks like.

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He’s Just A Synthol Crazed Idiot, Not A Bodybuilder

Now, the media is calling him a bodybuilder just because he has big arms. Typical media stupidity at its best!  The guy simply took synthol, a site enhancement oil and injected copious amounts of it in his biceps. That’s about it. Look at his overall physique and it’s not hard to tell that he doesn’t have an ounce of muscle on his frame.

Stop Calling This Russian-Popeye Who's About To Get His Arms Amputated A Bodybuilder© YouTube  

Just look at the pictures above and ask yourself- is it right to call him a bodybuilder? Absolutely not! Not only does calling him a bodybuilder disgrace the sport of body building but also paints a bad image in the minds of the people who don’t understand the nature of bodybuilding.

What Is Synthol And How Does It Make The Muscles Look Bigger?

Stop Calling This Russian-Popeye Who's About To Get His Arms Amputated A Bodybuilder© YouTube

Synthol is 85% MCT oil, 7.5% lidocaine and 7.5% benzyl alcohol.  The oil is injected in between muscle fibers, where it is encapsulated between the fascicles. Now what this oil does is that that it makes the muscle fibers move up and out wards to make space for itself. This makes the muscle look bigger.  This is in no way muscle hypertrophy. 30% of the injected oil is metabolized by the body while the rest is metabolized over the next 5-7 years at a very slow pace.

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