even men are just as susceptible to societal pressure and this man is an good example. A Russian man has been bragging about his Popeye-like arms after injecting himself with a dangerous chemicals to make them appear bigger.
Kirill Tereshin, 21, from the city of Pyatigorsk in south western Russia‘s Stavrolol Krai region, has been sharing pictures of his bizarre body shape on social media.
His 24in biceps are not the result of hours in the gym and guzzling protein shakes, but by injecting site enhancement oil, commonly known as synthol, into his arms.
While Mr Tereshin does work out as well, he says he wants to break bodybuilding records with his enhanced figure.
Mr Tereshin started injecting himself with synthol after leaving the army this summer, increased the size of his biceps by ten inches in just ten days.
He began by injecting 250 ml into his biceps but found that would make them grow by no more than an inch.
Mr Tereshin said: ‘In order to reach such a size, you need to inject litres into your arms.
‘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.’
He added that his body weight had increased from 9st 11lbs to 10st 10lbs since he started the injections.
However, while the oil increases the size of Mr Tereshin’s arms, it gives him no extra strength as the muscles are not really as developed as they appear.
Synthol is injected into muscles to change their shape, and is sometimes used by bodybuilders ahead of a competition to enhance their bodyparts.
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.
Doctors warn that synthol can cause pulmonary embolisms, nerve damage, infections, sclerosing lipogranuloma, stroke and oil-filled cysts or ulcers in the muscle.