|VIDEO: YOUTUBE, BARCROFT TV|
Romario Dos Santos Alves, a 25-year-old amateur body builder from Brazil, is facing a string of health problems after becoming "addicted" to a muscle enhancement injection known as synthol — a mixture of oil, alcohol and lidocaine — in an attempt to get enormous, Hulk-like biceps.
"Sometimes kids will come up to me and say that I look like the Incredible Hulk and hug me and have their photo taken with me. I really like that as I modeled my body on the Incredible Hulk," Alves told Barcroft TV.
Alves began to notice that the needles he used for the injections were no longer penetrating his skin, due to the hardness of his muscles. So he purchased needles created specifically for bulls.