The town of Caldas Novas in Brazil has its very own real-life Incredible Hulk… A man called Rosario Dos Santos Alves. The 25 year-old is a bodybuilder who will seemingly stop at nothing in order to achieve his dream – to have the biggest arms in the world. But the way he’s trying to get there is extreme. He’s been INJECTING his biceps with oil and alcohol, at great personal risk. It’s something that could very easily see him lose his arms. For it wasn’t long ago that he faced that very prospect, with amputation a very real possibility.
He’s been using the synthetic alcohol and oil-based filler synthol for some time and reactions to him and his 25″ biceps are mixed. Sometimes he frightens children and locals and has been branded a ‘monster’ and ‘freak’ for his appearance, other times he has guys compliment his size and women fawn over him.
“If you take it once there will definitely be a second time – it’s addictive.” he said.
“I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms – they said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock.”
“I want other people to see the dangers, I could have died all because I wanted bigger muscles. It’s just not worth it.”
“My muscles started to solidify and I couldn’t even inject my arms – they were full of rocks,” he added.
“I decided the only thing I could do was buy specialist needles to inject. The kind of needles used on bulls – there are no stronger needles around – I know it seems stupid but I had to get my synthol fix.”
Watch Alves in action for yourself right here: