A 23-year-old Russian ‘bodybuilder’ with 24-inch oil injected biceps has had surgery to save his arms after warnings he will die.

It had been revealed by Sechenov Moscow State Medical University surgeon Dmitry Melnikov that Russian bodybuilder and one-time MMA fighter Kirill Tereshin had previously injected three litres of a cheap petroleum jelly into his arms having previously claimed he had used the muscle enlarging substance ‘synthol’ to gain his Popeye-like biceps.