Russian ‘Popeye’ may face amputation over homemade muscles

2017-12-11 13:39
PHOTO: Instagram/@KIRILL TERESHINru

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A Russian builder may face amputation after he injected a homemade oil into his arms to create biceps.

Kiril Tereshin (21) took to Instagram to explain that his “bazooka arms are about to fall off” after he injected synthol [site enhancement oil] into his arms, the Mirror reports.

Medics and doctors have also warned Tereshin of other health complications such as paralysis and a potential stroke.

“One day abscesses will develop, then inflammation and he will be at risk of a stroke. The bad thing is that already-injected Synthol or its equivalent will remain in his muscles for the next five to seven years, even if he stops adding more now,” said Russian doctor Professor Evgeny Lillin.

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Despite these warnings and the discolouration on his biceps, Tereshin was determined to keep injecting the potion into himself, according to The Sun.

The homemade brew is based on synthol – made from olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol – which is sometimes used in body-building circles.

The ex-soldier initially injected 250ml into his arms, but was disappointed to find that it would only help his arms grow by about 2,5cm.

His ultimate goal is to grow his biceps – currently at 58cm – to 68cm, Daily Mail reports.

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To achieve this goal, Tereshin increased his dosage: “In order to reach such a size, you need to inject litres 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.”

Russian media have reportedly described him as trying to become a “freak” as he tries to chase Instagram glory.

Tereshin has over 107 000 new followers on Instagram after documenting his progress.

Sources: Mirror, Daily Mail, The Sun

 

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