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Greg Valentino, the Most Hated Man in Body Building.

No, that's not photoshopped - it's a real photo of bodybuilder Greg Valentino, who has a 27-inch arm in his peak. He was featured in the recent The Learning Channel documentary on steroids and bodybuilding.

From a very honest 2002 interview with T-Nation on using steroids, its side effects, and going to jail for dealing steroids.

GV: My arms are so big and my shoulders were so broad, they were filming me when I came out of the police station. They do these spoofs about the local news on the Daily Show and they showed me and said, "What do you think this guy was arrested for? Hint: It wasn't estrogen!" Then they showed me on tape and said, "Local police found that this guy was doing steroids. No shit! What, did you think he was storing nuts for the winter in those arms?"

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T: Do you think you motivate people?

GV: No, I think I disgust people. I get rotten e-mail from all over the world from people that tell me I suck, I look like shit, I ruined my physique… Then again I do get people who are awed by it, the fact that I'm a freak. Anyway, I know I disgust people. I know I'm the laughing stock of bodybuilding. I know that and that's okay with me.

A tale on how steroids can really screw you up bad. Real bad. A very interesting read: Chris Shugart interviews Greg Valentino


I really like Greg. He seems like a very down to earth guy. I wish that people would spend as much time looking at themselves as they do other people. People are so judgemental. It is really too bad.
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Well he's actually a cool guy, lot's of people hate him. I think he's funny as hell and really when you get right down to it what is you your soon to end lives without humor. He brings a bad name only to those use steroids in excess and himslef. It's not even a bad name, it's people's flagrant opinions of him that are dictated by his steroid use. So screw them anyhow I'd hang with Greg anyday. He's got brain's and it shows in his writing and columns.
Keep doing what your doing boy, I hope you have to skin graphs to cover your guns man! WORD!!!
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Sorry, I disagree. I have never met Greg, but I cant say that I would like him. He lies about synthol ( his arms are full of SYNTHOL OK PEOPLE) and he shouldn't associate his name with the great, self-respecting ART of bodybuilding. He is nothing but a regular shmuck who was too lazy to legitimately work for his gains. He is a cheater and a liar. He is not only a joke to bodybuilding, but to any and every person who trains hard, healthy and steroid free. If he is so great, why is he living in a basement apartment with a hot plate and an old t-shirt as curtains?
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I WAS THE BEST I WAS NOT GREEDY FOR FAME I HAD 17 INCHES ARM AT THE TENDER AGE I COULD BEAT ANY ONE WHO WAS CLEAN IF I TOOK STRIODS MY ARM WOULD 100INCHES ANY
THING IS POOSIBLE U CAN BELIVE WHAT UWHAT NO BODY THE BEST THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME ONE TO BEAT U THATS WHAT SOME PEOPLE THINK U HAVE NO
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you ppl are all slaggin this person off, hes keepin it real for the bodybuildin society,

hes the only interesting bodybuilder i eva found on the net, he did steriods, ok ppl get ova it.

u ppl should take a look at yourself before you start judging someone else...
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gregg is awesome anyone who hates them is either 1 of 2 things 1 jealous, and probably big and in shape or 2 someone who is psychotic and likely doesn't have much or amount to anything but a tv watching, book reading, and computer lingering, dateless person or meds and afraid of young neighborhodd harmless gang members. hey gregg ut up dude!!!
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steroid use, synthol, or whatever is disgusting! anyone who thinks greg looks good is got problems. yea its his body and he should be able to do whatever he wants to do to it. he just isnt making much of a good example to the young people. i would say i feel sorry for him, but he acts like he doesnt regret anything he's done in the past. yea he's still probably a good person at heart. hes just eatin up all the publicity even if its bad. Greg try telling the world you were wrong and made mistakes and would never touch roids again, and they have harmful effects on the body and can cause heart damage or even death, or high loss of testosterone, or genital shrinkage, or acne, infections, breast tissue, hair loss, or even abnormally large, out of place muscles that look overly disgusting.
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for all of you that find this guy disgusting, your intitled to your opinions but what he has done to his body is amazing!! I've never seen arms or shoulders that big in my life. I think the bodybuilders that hate this are jelious, or anyone one for that matter and the people that find him digusting well his muscles are so freakishly hugh that ya it might have that affect on some people, there not used to seening muscles quite that big. All guys when there little boys dream of haveing the biggest muscles or pipes...this guy did roids or not ...biggest arms in the world...he may suffer from the effects of what he did to get them but thats his problem, that should be enough punishment, he doesn't need all the hate mail from jelous judgmental people. I don't care who you are what he did took ALOT of work, time, and probably money for the roids, you don;t just inject roids and all of a sudden have 28 ich pipes, what hes done is impressive!! keep it up greg, make um bigger!!!
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i believe that greg valentino is a disgusting man he masturbates hes on steriods and hes ugly hes a bad rolmodel 4 kids hu want to have muscles
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Here is the secret to gregs big arms

200mg of sprem extracted from a goats nut mixed with 200mg of test propionate and 100mg of watered down bull shit

site injected e.o.d

every other day

for a cycle of 6 weeks
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Dan first of all Chill the Fu-- out if you going start talking shit about people why don't you start bashin' the old Arnold, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Culter, Lee Priest and so fourth IFBB bodybuilders that everyone else wants to be and looks up to them too; why is that? Because they are all or were on roids they fill themselves up with more roids then they fill there cars gas tank up with gas. It is proven that is impossible for anyone even with the most astounding genetics to be able support and retain that much muscle mass and they and to be able to use those workout programs that the probodybuilders use with out being seriously overtrained or injured it is only possible with the help of vitamin R(oids). Second of your idea of the self-respecting ART of bodybuilding is not so "self-respecting" as I explained above how all pros who have a name and are in the IFBB are on steroids who I guess are too lazy to get these gains that you speak of that are impossible to get with out steriods which allow you to workout a huge ass amount harder. And a few last things I have to say to you are that you are probably going with the crowd when having an opinion on greg you are too inmature to form you're own opinions. Also Greg probably works more hard than you would workout and many others not only because of his will power but because steroids allow him to work himself more than you could imagine so don't start saying bullshit like he's lazy. Last of all Abby leave the guy alone he's not an asshole saying he's the greatest and for people to be like him or to worship him he just likes working his arms and he made his decisons and was responsible for them too. I only write to show how thick headed people can be If you don't like fine but don't start making up bullshit reasons why or say he's an asshole when he's not and so fourth leave the guy alone. I don't mind Greg I respect any one's choices as long as they are resonsible for it and willing to accept the consequences.
P.S. Abby, MASTURBATING IS NORMAL, so go back to UTAH where the rest of you goddamn mormons weirdos belong and the state no one wants to go to.
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I think that greg is a normal guy, because he just like most other guys wanted to be big and strong and he turned to steroids like most other body builders. If i could meet anyone in the world i would like to meet him, and if there are any body bilders on this please add me at sugarshane_85@hotmail.com
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Dang! This guy beats Arnold Schwarzaneggar's muscles... Well, one thing that scares me is that those muscles are so huge, that one day if he works out, they can rip and pop out causing blood to flow; It is dangerous if he keeps using the steroids and Synthol stuff.

Well, it's his body, and he can do whatever he wants with it, but I see the consequences.
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Greg Valentino is to bodybuilding what Mike Tyson was to boxing. In other words, love or loathe him, you can't help but be intrigued by him. He may bring bad publicity to bodybuilding, but Tyson also made headlines for the wrong reasons. The result? He made more money than any other athlete in history and brought more interest to Boxing than there had ever been before. The irony is that Greg Valentino may actually be good for bodybuilding, the way Tyson was for boxing, even if he is not a good example for youngsters. But there will always be role models like Ronnie Coleman for this, just as there was always a Holyfield or Lewis. Do you get my point? And what is wrong with masturbating? 99% of people do it and the other 1% are liers!
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Those who want to know what Greg's thinking now about his synthol-taking and what it looks like today watch the video at that page: http://www.20min.ch/digital/webpage/story/11493147
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I really cant believe all you muppets on here,you watch your programmes on tv and believe everything the media tells you.There are so many great bodybuilders out there and nearly everyone of them is a steroid user with the exeptional few.All the pro bodybuilders live on steroids but do they look as grotesque and as deformed as Greg Valentino?The answer is no! for one simple reason Mr Valentino is a SYNTHOL USER this is a totally different substance all together it is an oil based substance which when injected into an area creates the look of instant muscle by just sitting in the site where it was injected.Steroids are not as bad as the media have portrayed and there have been very few deaths or illness's because of them.The only exeption would be for usage by women where the effects are irreversable.So stop laying into the steroid users unless you know what you are talking about because it seems so many of you dont even know how the drugs you are slagging off work you are more interested in what people tell you than using actual factual information before opening your naieve little minds and mouths.Synthol is the reason Greg Valentino is a freak and hated by men who train as hard as humanly possible.So go back and watch your t.v's and believe everything you watch and see, you bunch of mugs.I guess getting educated is to hard for you lot.
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Cliffr,
I think you should practice what you preach. Anyone who looks at Greg's arms and compares them to the guy in this video http://www.20min.ch/digital/webpage/story/11493147
can tell that they are not the same. Look at Greg's muscles. They have definition, striations, solidity. They do not look like giant balloons under the skin like the guy in the video. I have seen pictures of Greg when he was younger, and his arms were huge way back then. No, I do not have a problem with people doing steroids, or Synthol or whatever they want. It is their body, not mine, but to look at the guy in video, who obviously has enormous amounts of Synthol under his skin, then look at Greg's arms, which have definition, etc. and say they are the same, is ridiculous. Perhaps you should know what you are talking about before you accuse everyone else of stupidity. It appears as though you and peterParker graduated from the same school!!!
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First of all, anyone who thinks this guys arms are something to be desired is beyond my comprehension. Arms that big can't even be fully functional or fast for that matter. I be this guy would get his but kicks in a hurry in a fight. Second, you can always tell the roid users cause they are not proportional in the least. Look at his biceps and triceps then look at his forearms. Not to mention the fact that this is obviously not lean muscle mass but inflated get big quick muscle. I bet if this guy had stopped working out for 6 months his arms would shrink considerably. I wouldn't say I hate the guy, cause I try not to hate anyone, but to be honest with you anyone who puts that much focus on their arms has obviously got a major issue with balance in their lives. I mean being in good shape is one thing, but all this being the biggest and best all the time crap is nothing but vanity. This is the problem with the world today, everyone wants to be "the man". No one sees any virtue in things like modesty, mildness, humbleness, kindness. It is all "look at me, I'm a bigger bad ass then everyone else!" Like I say, no problem is trying to be your best, but when you obsess over dominating everyone else, be it with the size of your arms or whatever, be become a very close minded and shallow person. Especially, if you do it at the cost of even your own health. There is just no sense in this. Besides, I wonder what his calves look like compared to his arms? I see that all the time, top heavy guys with no legs at all.
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