Bodybuilder who injects his biceps with oil shares clip of his transformation from young boy to pumped up hulk.

A BRAZILIAN once nicknamed "skinny dog" has injected so much cosmetic filler into his body that he's compared to the Incredible Hulk and He-Man.

But bodybuilder Valdir Segato is risking his life, pumping up his muscles with a dangerous concoction that he's addicted to using, to transform his looks.

 Valdir Segato wants to become the biggest guy in his street and regularly injects synthol into his muscles

Valdir Segato wants to become the biggest guy in his street and regularly injects synthol into his musclesCredit: Jam Press

 Valdir as a young and slim lad - when he was dubbed 'skinny dog' in Brazil

Valdir as a young and slim lad - when he was dubbed 'skinny dog' in BrazilCredit: Jam Press

The 48-year-old, from Sao Paulo, boasts biceps boosted to a scary 23 inches, thanks to years of using - and abusing - synthol, a mixture of oil, alcohol and painkillers.

Valdir regularly injects the oil mixture deep into his body, including his chest, biceps and shoulders, making his muscles swell and almost double in size.

Synthol is known to cause nerve damage, infections, ulcers, strokes and even death.

Despite doctors warning the bodybuilder that he could die from the dangerous practice, Valdir is determined to become the biggest guy in his street.

He shares his obsession with injecting the substance on his Instagram page, posting photos and videos of his pumped up body to his 18,600 followers.

 Valdir began regularly injecting the substance in 2013

Valdir began regularly injecting the substance in 2013Credit: Jam Press

 Synthol is a mixture of oil, alcohol and painkillers – and the concoction can be lethal

Synthol is a mixture of oil, alcohol and painkillers – and the concoction can be lethalCredit: Jam Press

 His biceps alone are a whopping 23 inches, as the bodybuilder loves to show off his look to followers on social media

His biceps alone are a whopping 23 inches, as the bodybuilder loves to show off his look to followers on social mediaCredit: Jam Press

His ultra pumped-up look is a far cry from black-and-white pics taken when he was a scrawny lad.

According to TN International, when Valdir was a child, he was so thin that pals nicknamed him "skinny dog".

The website explains that as a youth, he became addicted to drugs and lost much weight.

But he now likes to have admirers on social media compare him to idols Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Hulk.

While some concerned followers have begged him to stop, saying he is making himself look "ugly", others congratulate his fake muscular bulk, telling him "well done" for his "absolute beast of a transformation".

His muscles are now twice as big as when he first started using the life-threatening substance back in 2013.

 As well as pumping iron, Valdir Segato floods his body with a dangerous cocktail of oil, alcohol and painkillers called 'synthol'

As well as pumping iron, Valdir Segato floods his body with a dangerous cocktail of oil, alcohol and painkillers called 'synthol'Credit: Jam Press

 Doctors have warned the 48-year-old Brazilian he is dicing with death

Doctors have warned the 48-year-old Brazilian he is dicing with deathCredit: Jam Press

Valdir isn't the only bodybuilder dicing with death to enhance his looks.

Bodybuilder Kirill Tereshin, an ex-soldier who wanted to become a real-life Popeye, has recently had lumps of rotting muscle removed from his bulging arms.

The Russian 23-year-old, had been injecting his triceps and biceps with petroleum oil, which ended up saturating muscle tissue and blocking blood flow, according to his surgeon.

Dr Dmitry Melnikov said there's been a tidal wave of women in Russia injecting themselves with petroleum jelly, to avoid the cost of plastic surgery.

He said: “We have seen petroleum jelly injected into breasts, buttocks, and other parts of the female body. We are warning that it is extremely dangerous.

What is Synthol and is it dangerous?

Synthol injections are used for the short-term enhancement of muscle appearance by some bodybuilders wanting to quickly bulk up their physique.

The 'site enhancement oil' is composed of 85 per cent oil - for example sesame or walnut oil, or sometimes even paraffin.

This is topped with 7.5 per cent lidocain (painkiller) and 7.5 per cent alcohol to sterilise the mixture.

It's used as a temporary implant, and is injected deeply into muscles - intramuscular injections.

According to NCBI, synthol is used in small groups of muscles to enlarge their volume, for example triceps, deltoids, and calf muscles.

Research Gate explains that this type of enhancement oil was introduced in 1899 for breast augmentation, and to pump out facial wrinkles.

Both websites warn that while the injected muscle undergoes immediate enlargement, it can result in deformity, where the muscle becomes unnaturally shaped.

There is also the risk of sustaining nerve damage, infections, cerebral stroke, acute lung injury and respiratory distress - particularly if people accidentally inject their veins.

These so-called enhancement oils don't actually increase muscular strength, or performance, and are only injected for cosmetic purposes.

 Valdir, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, learned about the substance from a fellow gym addict

Valdir, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, learned about the substance from a fellow gym addictCredit: Jam Press

 He injects it into his chest, biceps and shoulders even though it could kill him by causing nerve damage, infections, ulcers and strokes

He injects it into his chest, biceps and shoulders even though it could kill him by causing nerve damage, infections, ulcers and strokesCredit: Jam Press

 Valdir says synthol helps him achieve the superhero look he craves

Valdir says synthol helps him achieve the superhero look he cravesCredit: Jam Press

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