SAO PAULO: Inspired by the Incredible Hulk, a Brazilian bodybuilder has put his life to risk by injecting oil into his muscles.
Beefcake Valdir Segato’s huge 23-inch are a result of painful synthol injections.
The 48-year-old’s arms have doubled in size from 12in after he began injecting the potentially lethal oil substance five years ago – and now he wants to get even bigger.
Valdir, is inspired by the physiques of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Hulk and is proud to be known locally as ‘He-Man’ and ‘the monster’ in the street.
Valdir, a construction worker, reported by the Mirror as saying: “This is a dream come true that I searched for and conquered.
In his youth, he was addicted to drugs and lost so much weight that people would call him ‘skinny dog’ and ‘little skull.’
Valdir said: “There was a time in my life that I got involved with wrong things.
“I got involved with drugs and I started losing weight because you don’t eat, you lead a wrong life.
“I started to look skinny and people started giving me nicknames like ‘Skinny Dog’, and ‘Little Skull’, and so I decided to change my life.”
Valdir’s friends are also concerned about his excessive use of synthol but they say the man is not going to stop.