“Popeye” May Need To Get His Arms Amputated After Injecting Himself With Chemicals
A former soldier has injected his arms with a homemade concoction to increase the size of his muscles.
Russian national Kirill Tereshin has achieved 24 inch biceps by creating a synthol oil, made from olive oil, lidocaine, and benzyl alcohol.
“In order to reach such a size, you need to inject litres into your arms,” Tereshin wrote on Instagram. “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.”
The 21-year-old Popeye lookalike began injecting himself with 250ml of the mixture during the summer. When Tereshin’s muscles weren’t developing into the size he wanted, he decided to increase his dosage, and was able to grow his biceps by 10 inches in 10 days, the Daily Mirror reports.
After seeing pictures of Tereshin’s bulging purple muscles, doctors have warned him he may be facing some serious health concerns.
Doctors have warned Tereshin that synthol can cause pulmonary embolisms, nerve damage, infections, sclerosing lipogranuloma, stroke and oil-filled cysts, or ulcers in the muscle.
Russian doctor Professor Evgeny Lilin said he’s also vulnerable to paralysis and amputation to his arms.
“One day abscesses will develop, then inflammation and he (will be at risk of) a stroke,” Lilin said. “The bad thing is that already-injected Synthol or its equivalent will remain in his muscles for the next five to seven years, even if he stops adding more now.”
Tereshin said he would like to grow his biceps to 27 inches before focusing on his back, chest and shoulders.
He also said he’s happy with the results, and has bragged about how little his homemade procedures have cost.
“If I had used real Synthol, it would have cost me about 400,000 roubles ($6,748), but as I made it myself, I spent only about 4,000 roubles ($67.48),” Tereshin said.
“I did not feel any discomfort in my arms when I was doing it…. my body got used to it,” he added.