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Guy With World’s Largest Biceps Says World’s Largest Biceps Aren’t Fake

A while back, we posted a video of a guy named Moustafa Ismail. The reason: Ismail had just captured the Guinness world record for largest biceps (warning: video auto-plays), measuring 31 inches. These biceps are, to be frank, freaky-looking, and almost as soon as we posted the video came comments deriding the biceps as fake. The most common theory among the doubters: they were the work of synthol, an oil some inject to give the appearance of muscle. The post is two months old, and it still gets comments, most of which say some variation of “SYNTHOL FAKEFAKEFAKE.”

Well, safe to say Ismail heard the doubters. And now he’s out with another video, one that (of course) showcases the arms, shows him lifting weights (which the original video didn’t, and could presumably ease a bit of the skepticism about his arms)… and a bit of self-defense, with Ismail saying he went through a battery of tests and came up clean:

It wont surprise you that almost as soon as that video was posted, the comments section below the video on YouTube was inundated with comments that said some variation of “SYNTHOL FAKEFAKEFAKE.” They weren’t convinced by his denial or his lifting… and we’d guess the fact that Ismail doesn’t look buff except for his upper arms didn’t help his case either. Oh well. You do you, Moustafa, whatever that may be. But if it is synthol, might want to give that Guinness record up – if Guinness doesn’t do that itself.

[The Turnstile]

  • Sheldon

    Dude should do some ABS!

  • Sarcasmo

    The only people who would ever believe a claim like his are the people who lack even a basic understanding of physics and biology. Not only do his forearms lack definition, but the rest of his body lacks the proportional size to support any of the weight he claims to be able to lift. That proportional size occurs naturally in response to resistance. When your muscles are confronted with pressures and stresses they grow in response. Not only have his forearms miraculously not grown, but his shoulders, back, chest, and the rest of the muscles which provide structure and support for his arms, somehow didn’t grow either. Amazing.

    Guinness should be beyond embarrassed about this. Doesn’t anyone ever ask him why he only curls small weights in his photos? Ask him to curl even 100 pounds on the spot and I bet he won’t be able to. Those sagging bags of fluid don’t resemble anything remotely close to muscle tissue. Muscle tissue doesn’t look like that. Who is in charge over there? Did they graduate high school?

  • Shinkueagle


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