These Brothers Reveal The Real Effects Of Steroid Abuse On The Body

These Brothers Reveal The Real Effects Of Steroid Abuse On The Body

Tony Geraldo and Alvaro Pereira have probably got the biggest arms in Brazil. However, after seeing them in action, you'd think they're ready to burst at any moment...

Now in their fifties, these two brothers have been working out in the gym since they were teenagers. But what has made them look so big is neither their workload nor their strict diet they impose on themselves every day; it’s more the injection of a potent mixture of steroids and synthol.

Against the medical advice of doctors, family and friends, “Hulk” and “Conan” have continued injecting themselves, for about 30 years, so much so their skin can no longer stretch. Working out in the gym and bodybuilding is a sport like any other and doping goes against its principles. The goal, like in any sport, is to stay healthy and improve your own physical state.

• Will Armstrong
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