i refuse to even consider this a possibility
That guy is not on steroids in the traditional sense. He hasn't chemically altered his body's production of testosterone. This is a tremendous example of synthol abuse, no question, Jim.
For those who don't know, synthol is a liquefied fat that you inject directly into the muscle group you're looking to enhance. While steroids can stave off catabolism during low-calorie cutting periods or heighten tissue growth without your body's consent, synthol is basically the fastest and dumbest way to change your physique.
As you can see, this guy doesn't really look muscular but lumpy, since his muscle size is unaffected by the synthol injections; the change in size is just mounds of administered fat. Unsurprisingly most synthol abusers suffer massive strokes and heart attacks from all the extraneous fat swimming around in their bloodstream. You might have also heard the guy say something in Portuguese to the camera; synthol abuse is bizarrely common in Brazil.
I have never heard of this before. The question I have: is the texture muscle-like or does it just (sort of) look that way? The way you describe it his fake muscles would react to movement like fat, and add no actual strenght. I am reading this even remotely correctly?
That's a good question. This guy's chest is huge and bulbous, but not saggy. It doesn't look like he injected the same kind of fat that you see in, say, an obese person's stomach.
I should have been more clear: synthol registers calorically as fat. It itself is an oil, not human adipose tissue, which is why is doesn't react to movement "like fat," as you aptly noted.
And no, it adds no strength whatsoever.
I have never been into bodybuilding/weightlifting so this is all new to me. It is a horrifying concept and the results look bizarre. Still interesting to hear, though.
hardens in the body, so it would feel kinda like muscle.
it's most common use is by pro bodybuilders to "fix" a flaw in their physique before a show - for instance, if you fucked up your cut and lost mass somewhere, or feel like the symmetry isn't up to the par.
it's insanely stupid.
Why would anyone use synthol if your body would come out all lumpy? I guess the ladies in Brazil love it.
It would be horribly embarrassing to show up to the scene of an accident and have someone pinned under a tree limb:
"OH THANK HEAVENS, IT'S THE WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN!!!"
"Actually, I just shot a ton of oily fluid into my muscles... I only bench 70 lbs. Sorry your friend is dying."
Hey, that guy stole my moves!!!!
Is it bad I assumed this was about the band and was really curious what Maynard would look like on roids?
You're an Aero, you like prog rock, and you're a girl. I think I'm in love.
On a more serious note, you're the coolest virtual construct I've ever met.
Clever is a woman and an Aero? Good Lord, there are days I wish I was 20 years younger .... We had women Aeros back then, but none this cool.
haha thanks, my boyfriend reads the board too and between this, the sex and the city thread and copius amounts of really good microbrew (Blue Point Brewing Co.'s assortment) he looks pretty pleased with himself.
Also having now seen the video, dear lord that brings me back to my high school days in Long Island. Most of our wrestling/football teams were on the juice.
Is a lucky, lucky man. He'd better keep you happy. Really happy.
Sorry, it's a Friday and the brain is staggering behind.
I was just hoping it was going to be a giant ban hammer on steroids. Still, interesting vid.
Is this guy a friend of Brian Cushing's?
This is the most ridiculous use of Synthol (though the man claims he doesn't use the stuff), not even The Incredible Hulk had arms this big:
That is fucking disgusting man.
It reminds me of the time I was on steroids...
greg valentino is probably the most famous synthol abuser, notice how similar his arms are to that bro's
away from any mushroom tea!
There's a clip out there (somewhere) of a bodybuilding contest where a contestant's shoulder springs a leak and starts gushing synthol on stage. Nasty stuff.
He's too stupid not to.
Death penalty for this hammer.