Sorry Bro, Injecting Oil Into Your Biceps Doesn’t Give You “Popeye” Strength
by Scott Faith
According to an article in the New York Post a Russian mixed martial arts fighter, known as “Popeye” for the size of his enormous biceps, found out the hard way that injecting yourself with the dangerous compound synthol doesn’t give you his namesake’s superhero strength.
Synthol is often by bodybuilders for “fluffing” their muscles, and is sometimes used by individuals seeking to enlarge their buttocks. It makes you look bigger, but it doesn’t make you stronger. In fact, synthol could have the opposite effect. It’s part of a long list of substances people inject into various body parts to augment their size and/or appearance (including, apparently, the penis). While the substances and injection sites vary, they are all bad. How bad is synthol? Well, some of the potential side effects include muscle deformity and loss, strokes, nerve damage, infections, cysts, and conditions I can’t pronounce and not even try to spell.
Using syntol is stupid. So is fighting someone when each of your arms basically has an ass attached to it. And by the way, the “real” Popeye had big forearms, not big biceps. And he didn’t get them through synthol. Now he knows.
…and if you spend your time “fluffing” instead of sparring and training, you’re probably going to get knocked the f— out, just like this guy did.