But their immense size comes with risks, as the 43-year-old from Olinda, Brazil, injects them with a combination of oil and alcohol – that can cause infections, amputations or even DEATH.
Arlindo, who is also known as The Mountain, claims that he can get the beefcake look without having to work for it, and admits that he became addicted to getting them as big as possible.
He revealed: “You inject it and it swells you up without having to work out.
“Each time I took it I wanted more and more.
“For me there wasn’t a limit.”
The injections weren’t the only unnatural method Arlindo used – he had already been taking steroids, hormones and even HORSE VITAMINS to bulk up his body.
But a pal at the gym offered him the new cocktail to get the upper hand on his muscley rivals, and he went on to inject himself three times a week for two months to get his Hulk-like figure.
He said: “The guy gave it to me. He said, ‘take this, it will make you grow in days’.
“I loaded the syringe, put it in my arm, injected it and it swelled me up right there and then.
“To tell you the truth, I didn’t feel a thing.
“There was sometimes a bit of dizziness but nothing apart from that.
“I was working out the same so my strength stayed the same – nothing changed.”
Explaining the risks, Arlindo said that his friend Paulinho has already died using the controversial treatment.
He added: “Most people who take it do not know how to apply it. They will use just any old blood vessel.
“Some will end up losing an arm, another needs an operation, some may even lose their lives.
“My friend Paulinho, he passed away from doing these things.
“I felt his death a lot. He took it, I took it, but he went beyond the limit.
“I advise no-one to take this oil.”
Single Arlindo has now stopped the treatement, but admitted that there is always the temptation to start again.
He also said that the oil he injected may have contained mineral oil that is similar to baby oil, combined with alcohol and anaesthetic – and is easily available to buy.
He added: “To get a body like mine, it is very difficult if you are not taking anything. Some people take it but won’t admit it.
“Have you ever seen a guy as big as me claiming it is natural? He is lying, I tell you. At least I tell the truth.
“It stopped for a bit because it was becoming too visible.
“But they are still using it, only they are using it undercover.”
Source– Daily Star