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Too big, too strong, too oily

From Keith Chircop, Malta (http://keithchircop.blogspot.com):

Regarding you mention of the giant biceps in your review of "Bigger, Stronger, Faster," this is just to let you know that Gregg Valentino's arms were a result of him injecting his biceps with oil (Synthol). Then his left bicep got infected and "exploded" as you can see in the disgusting photos I have attached.

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