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21-Year-Old Gives Himself Popeye-Like Arms - Don’t Try This At Home

If you put bad things into your body, bad things are going to happen to your body. By extension, putting large quantities of harmful things into your body can have rather alarming consequences. That’s true whether we’re talking about things as simple as food and drinks, as well as known no-no’s like tobacco products and drugs.

For those that go overboard, the bill will eventually come due. It may take a while, but your body will eventually win out and send you a clear message: enough is enough.

That premise certainly applies to the world of bodybuilding as well. It’s rather amazing what some folks will to do themselves to reach unnatural sizes, and there seems to be a detachment from the consequences for those that get consumed with becoming as large as possible.

While there’s plenty of folks that hit the gym that don’t suffer from this mindset, there are far too many that are determined to push themselves to the limits - both with the weights and with what they ingest to morph their own appearances.

Here’s another cautionary tale on what can happen, and this one is downright mind-blowing. As Oddity Central shares, a 21-year-old man from Russia named Kirill Tereshin is quite the bodybuilding enthusiast, and he’s gained a level of notoriety on the interwebs.

That’s because his arms resemble the cartoon character ‘Popeye.’ No, that’s not a joke. His arms literally look like the animated characters arms. So how did he make that happen? In the answer lays the most mind-blowing part of the whole story.

While Tereshin subscribes to the theories of weightlifting and a protein-rich diet, he was also looking for a bit of an edge. That led to him having a light bulb moment. He decided that he was going to start injecting a synthetic oil known as ‘synthol’ directly into his arms.

That still wasn’t giving him the results he wanted, so he kicked things up a notch. He became incredibly ill as a result, but he feels the experience was well worth it.

“In order to reach such a size, you need to inject liters 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 said.

Tereshin’s arms are now deformed beyond belief, but he seems to be quite pleased with how things turned out. As for the future? Doctors note that doing this to your body could lead to pulmonary embolisms, nerve damage, infections, sclerosing lipogranuloma, stroke, and even oil-filled cysts or ulcers in the muscle. But hey - as long as he achieved the results he was after, all is well!

In all seriousness, this is just the latest cautionary tale about what can happen when you do unnatural things to your body. There’s no cosmetic benefit that will outweigh the potential side effects or future health issues, and those that neglect that fact will eventually be the ones faced with paying the bill for their choices.

Source: Oddity Central, The Sun
Photo: s_1_a_c_k_3_r/Instagram via Oddity Central, The Sun

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