If you thought the cast of Towie use a lot of fake tan, wait till you see bodybuilding competitors. Their eyeballs are just about the only part of their bodies untouched by orange dye. Desperate for an even coating, the muscly participants taking part in the World Classic Bodybuilding Championships in St Polten, Austria, this weekend, used DIY paint rollers to apply the stuff to those difficult to reach parts. The end result left them looking like lumpy versions of actress Shirley Eaton - the painted woman in Bond film Goldfinger. Scroll down for video.
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For the record, synthol is a generic term for a compound consisting mainly of, as Mehling says, oil mixed with a painkiller often lidocain and sterilizing agent typically alcohol. Spotting and calling out synthol use is a typical pastime among bodybuilders. Aaron Singerman , the CEO of RedCon1 , notes that the types of muscle-enlargement aids used by pro bodybuilders have evolved somewhat over time. It bears noting that female bodybuilders are largely on the sidelines when it comes to synthol. Few, if any, women number among the small-time users sculpting small muscle groups — most synthol users fall into this category — much less the heavy users whose unusual physiques have attracted widespread media attention.
Beneath the fake tan and muscles lurks the dangerous world of fitness competitions. The only thing keeping her eyes open is pure adrenaline — and the five long black coffees she knocks back each morning. She's been exercising for over three hours a day, six days a week, and fuelling herself for the gruelling regimen with only calories. While starvation and sleep depravation sound like Guantanamo-style torture, Emily is actually doing this to herself. Professional bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger posing at the top of his form in October Traditionally, these bizarre competitions have been the domain of elite bodybuilders and models. To most ordinary people, standing almost naked on stage while a panel of judges openly criticise their body is the stuff of nightmares.
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