- Created on Friday, 12 February 2010 22:20
A while back I came across a photo of Greg Valentino. It was like a gruesome car accident, you know you shouldn't look but for some reason your eyes are drawn to the... macabre? Well, in case you are unfamiliar with Mr. Valentino, he has the dubious title of the "Man with the Biggest Biceps" and had a documentary filmed about him titled 'The man whose arms exploded.' He admits he used anabolic steroids, and according to many sources online he is highly suspected of using 'site-enhancement oil' to create his freakishly over-sized arms, which he denies. Basically, site-enhancement oil is a substance containing medium chain triglycerides, a preservative, and local anesthetic that is injected directly into the muscle which basically stays in place, pumping up the volume of the muscle due to this oily fluid build up. It can't even be called a performance-enhancement because it is not increasing true muscle fiber mass or strength, just overall girth.
After hearing about this individual and reading more about Synthol(a common name for site-enhancement oil) it appears that are many others suffering from some sort of mental disorder that causes them to think this, whatever it is they are doing, is cool, impressive, attractive, or I don't know what. I've said before that even though I certainly don't condone the use of steroids, performance enhancing drugs, or even most weight loss supplements, I can at least understand why some individuals would consider using them. But site-enhancement oil? I guess if someone thinks that Robin Williams looked impressive in the role of Pop-eye maybe they should get their head checked out before worrying another minute about their body. What do you think?