Meet The Man With 29-Inch Biceps

Arlindo de Souza is known as “The Mountain”.

1. The 43-year-old has the biggest biceps in Brazil.

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2. His arms grew to such an incredible size after he injected them with oil and alcohol.

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3. The dangerous craze is leading to infections, amputations and even fatalities.

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Following the death of a close friend from the procedure, the Brazilian bodybuilder says he has stopped injecting the potentially lethal cocktail into his muscles.

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4. “My friend Paulinho, he passed away from doing these things,” De Souza said.

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5. “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.

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“I’ve stopped taking it, and other things as well, but there is always that will to start again. But I’m managing to control myself, to this day.”

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6. Despite the dangers involved, De Souza’s older brother reckons Arlindo is a hit with the ladies.

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“The women around here and in other places admire him. They think he looks nice,” said Adriano Jose Jordao de Souza.

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7. Arlindo before.

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8. And now.

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Watch this video for more on De Souza’s transformation.

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Richard James is the UK news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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