Oversized Biceps

I wish these pictures were fake, but they appear to be real. They show bodybuilder Greg Valentine. He got his arms that big by injecting a combination of steroids directly into them. At the risk of being insensitive, I'd say the results look pretty gross. In fact, his biceps no longer look like real biceps at all. They look like strange tumors growing out of his arm. It's a wonder that his biceps are functional at all. (via ChrisDiClerico.com)

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Posted on Mon Feb 28, 2005


That is friggin nasty as hell.
Posted by elementc  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  12:27 AM
I'd have to say the google adds for steroids are badly misplaced.
Posted by Citizen Premier  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  01:22 AM
Like the third pic, of him in front of a cop shop in handcuffs. You'd think them nifty 'ceps of his could help him bust right out...
Posted by catlady  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  02:20 AM
It's gross..and the rest of his body is weirdly small.
Posted by Maegan  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  04:54 AM
Clearly this has gone beyond just bodybuilding, and into body modification. Not my thing; I think it's very odd, but it's his body, so he can do what he likes with it.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  05:31 AM
How did he get that shirt on?
Posted by Dog  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  06:29 AM
He has boobs on his arms!
Posted by Loxx  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  09:36 AM
Ew, why did I click I on that link?
My eyes have scars burned into them and he was being interviewed by "Testosterone."
Testosterone: Are you in jail now or dead?
Greg Valentine: No. Me's a bad boy & stuff but I'm free now. Hee Hee.
Or something like that.
I hope it was worth all those way cool & macho steroids for in exchangee for the teeny tiny shriveled pee pee he surely has now.
Posted by Electra  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  10:43 AM
Idiots like that *deserve* to get brain cancer and the other side effects of steroids. Jeez louise! How stupid can you be? And the ads for steroids are weirding me out.
Posted by Elsie  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  01:08 PM
Yeah, if that guy isn't an advertisement for why NOT to use steroids, I don't know what would be. But that's the beauty of text-based ads. They have no clue about context.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  01:13 PM
When I go thru periods of intense physical activity, the muscles above my temples will pump up and pop out like brillo pads under my skin. It's tough being a mesomorph.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  04:25 PM
Paul in Holland. Thank you :lol:
Posted by Peter  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  04:57 PM
Alex, how do you know his biceps are still functional?
I'd be surprised if that idiot can straighten his arm all the way.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  05:06 PM
I read the interview, and the guy claims his testicles are still 'the size of eggs.' He also insits he's not muscle bound. He seems like he might be an interesting person to talk to for a while, although his arms would be distracting.
Posted by Citizen Premier  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  05:20 PM
If only the guys at the gym I go to knew about this...they could skip all the grunting and the sweating and the hogging of the equipment...what an accomplishment to be proud of!

How does this guy take care of his, um, personal hygiene with those immobile arms? Sorry if that put any unpleasant images in anyone's head.
Posted by hippievet  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  08:04 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I don't ever see any google text ads at museum of hoaxes. Am I blind???
Posted by Razela  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  10:05 PM
He looks like Spongebob when he tried getting "Anchor Arms," which are inflatable muscled arms. Of course, in the cartoon, the arms pop. I wouldn't want to stand next to this dude when he tries to open a jar of pickles!
Posted by Rain  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  10:24 PM
You really don't see any google ads, Razela? If you have javascript turned off, then you wouldn't see them. (you also wouldn't see other things, such as polls, or the smileys link). Or there's some other problem.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  11:15 PM
wow, he is like the opposite of really extreme anorexic girls who flaunt their ribcage

isnt their a condition called bigorexia?
Posted by joeodd  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  04:36 AM
If injecting steriods into a muscle caused just that muscle to grow then they'd be some awfully lopsided body builders out there.
There have been rumours for a while that some body builders have resorted to cosmetic silicon injections to increase the size of 'stubborn' areas or just so they can claim to have the biggest whatever.
Posted by Paul (the other one)  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  06:32 AM
Nope, I don't see any google ads at all. I don't think it's the javascript though. I can see smily's and polls (I went back and checked the paul harvey entry just to make sure). I use to see google ads on here, but that was before I had to reformat my computer. I just thought you had gotten rid of them. Now that I check my gmail account though, I find I don't have the usual google ads there either, and also on google.com itself after a search. I guess I should be happy I don't see ads, but I wonder if there's anything else I can't "see". Not only that, but the google text ads are usually pretty funny.
Posted by Razela  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  08:48 AM
Ahh, what the hell..?! (paul in holland said it all)
Posted by Cal  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  09:26 AM
"I read the interview, and the guy claims his testicles are still 'the size of eggs.' "

Yes, ant eggs.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  10:55 AM
Joeodd said:
"isnt their a condition called bigorexia?"
Heh, there is now.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  10:56 AM
Good-taste never being my primary virtue, allow me to wonder aloud as to the effect should this combination of steroids be injected into the... shall we say, Love Muscle? You're welcome
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  11:36 AM
In general, taking steroids makes the male genitalia shrink, and often leads to temporary or permanent impotence.

Before the advent of Viagra and its analogs, though, there were some treatments for "erectile disfunction" that had to be injected directly into the male member at the appropriate time. These never caught on because most people (most men, I guess-- some women I know might have enjoyed it) were squeamish about sticking a needle into that particular body part during intimate moments.
Posted by Big Gary C  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  12:29 PM
Hence the derisive term: "Needle Dick". Sorry...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  01:16 PM
It's widely claimed now that some bodybuilders have the same kind of "body dismorphic disorder" as anorexics. No matter how big their muscles they see themselves as scrawny weaklings. This guy might be their March of Dimes poster child.
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  07:17 PM
Reminds me of one of those Terry Gilliam/Python animations come to life!

You know, the guy on the beach and the guy with the pump! *!Pop!* Waaaahoooo... I know you're smiling now!
Posted by Kingjiblo  on  Wed Mar 02, 2005  at  12:51 AM
That's just wrong. And disgusting. Did I also mention that's it's wrong?
Posted by Nettie  on  Wed Mar 02, 2005  at  04:35 AM
His arms look like those of my morbidly obese aunt. His biceps look more like fat rolls than muscles.
Posted by Jade  on  Wed Mar 02, 2005  at  12:08 PM
His arms are that mishapen not due to direct muscle injection, but to a type of oil you can inject under the skin. It's purely cosmetic. One cannot get biceps that big without building up popeye forearms as well. This guy is bullshit.
Posted by Jake  on  Thu Mar 03, 2005  at  02:17 PM
Well, whatever he is, he's disgusting...
Posted by Jade  on  Fri Mar 04, 2005  at  10:31 AM
hey, they referenced this guy on the Daily Show last night when they were mocking the government's steroid-use investigation. i wonder if he gets royalties from his image being used to freak people out?
Posted by Anne  on  Wed Mar 16, 2005  at  06:15 PM
Posted by Renny  on  Mon Aug 15, 2005  at  11:42 PM
Posted by Brandon  on  Fri Oct 28, 2005  at  05:09 PM
if he wants to do that to his body to show big arms thats his problem i dont think he should be hated for it, And i dont like seeing people say its easy just stupid because hes the only guy with 27 inch arms...
Posted by john  on  Mon Nov 07, 2005  at  08:25 AM
I see a lot of negative remarks about this individual. I wonder do guys ever get tired of looking at fake breast! Exactly so I say this before you offer up a opinion look into your on life and ask yourself have you ever done something you wish you could change. Steroids are like any other drug or alcohol once you began its like a snow ball out of control.We all have family members and friends that are affected by these unfortunate repercussions Every day so remember that before you speak on something.
Posted by jb  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  12:53 PM
Those pics make me laugh.....that dude looks weak as hell
Posted by Carl  on  Mon Jan 29, 2007  at  08:29 PM
it looks like there's butts on his arms and his triceps are zuchinnis
Posted by ony  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  02:36 PM
That can't be healthy!!!! I bet they aren't functional. Eh, What do I care?

He would be very useful in movies.
Posted by Carter S  on  Wed Feb 21, 2007  at  07:00 PM
who would want arms that big, ugly and nasty? i know i wouldn't
Posted by chad  on  Tue Apr 03, 2007  at  03:09 PM
seriously you guys should do a bit more research ffs. Greg Valentine is the most hated 'bodybuilder' in the BB society, if you wanna know why go read his biography. His arms were actually 21 inchs naturally, before he used any sort of steroid or anything, he got them to 23 inchs with steroids after seeing people he was training racing ahead of him by using these 'enhancers'. The other 4 inchs he got is synthol, you basically inject into the heads of muscles and it makes them swell. As to whether he can use his arms like a normal person, he most defenately can. He can still play baseball, basketball and everything else.
Posted by Flabs  on  Tue May 29, 2007  at  01:23 AM
wow if it takes steroids to look like THAT then fuck it! Who want to look like that, seriously, its ugly as fuck
Posted by ray  on  Tue Oct 23, 2007  at  02:33 PM
Wow it's gotta suck being deform
Posted by Alonso  on  Mon Nov 19, 2007  at  07:30 PM
fen retard
Posted by X V I N X  on  Tue Nov 27, 2007  at  07:43 PM
that is the sickest thing ive seen...i cant believe any1 would want to look like this
Posted by lezlie  on  Sun Dec 13, 2009  at  05:37 PM
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