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Rodrigo Ferraz "Synthol Man"

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Rodrigo Ferraz, sometimes referred to as "Synthol Man", is a Brazilian bodybuilder who has appeared in several YouTube videos dancing and showing off his physique. He is often accused of injecting the liquid solution synthol to augment the appearance of his muscles, a controversial practice that is generally looked down upon in bodybuilding and male fitness communities.

Online History

On October 23rd, 2009, Ferraz uploaded a video titled "Aprenda a Treinar na Sua Casa" (English: "Learn to Train in Your Home") to his YouTube[1] channel, in which Ferraz gives various workout instructions while dancing to the song "Satisfaction" by DJ Benny Benassi. The channel has since been deleted, but the video was reuploaded by several YouTubers.

"My name is Rodrigo and i gonna show you how to train at home
First chest, go up and down…
Now lets excersise some arms: bis and tris.
Prepared at home? Arm, now!
Abs dancing.
Can you guess whats next? Chest! Up, down
Abs! Traps!"

On June 6th, the rodrigoferrazofficial[5] YouTube channel was launched, which featured several videos of Ferraz dancing, rapping and displaying his physique. As of June 5th, 2012, a "Rodrigo Ferraz" Facebook[2] page has received over 600 likes.


Synthol Accusations

Ferraz has been nicknamed "Synthol Man" for purportedly abusing the liquid synthol[6], a solution comprised of oil, lidocaine and alcohol, which can mimic the appearance of developed muscles in sites where it is injected. On November 15th, 2009, RX Muscle Forums[7] member DMC posted a video of Ferraz in a thread titled "New Mr. Synthol", to which forum member Voland posted a translation of Ferraz's YouTube comment claiming that he was "natural."

11-15-2009, 03:27 AM #29 Voland . His youtube comment is epic! LOL sounds so DA hhahaa I'm natural, i've never used anything ive got good genetics, to be able to critizise me you should be taller than 1,95cm and weight more than 100kg, if thats not the case i don't wanna listen to your review, you'll only be one more fan of mine. Women looove me, my fans... SOU NATURAL, NUNCA USEI NADA TENHO GENETICA BOA, PARA ME FAZER UMA CRITICA, VC TEM QUE TER MAIS 1 M 95, MAIS DE 100 KG, CASO O CONTRARIO SUA CRITICA NAO ME INTERESSA. VC VAI SER APENAS MAIS UM FA MEU. AS MULHERES ME ADORAM MEUS FĂ..

On November 15th, 2009, Steroid Forums[8] member Dancer started a thread titled "DSM's synthol man", which included a link to the same video. On April 24th, 2010, BodyBuilding Forums[9] member MPower916 posted a thread titled "Mr Synthol", to which several forum members replied with videos and pictures of Ferraz. On September 23rd, 2010, Steroid forums member Exilus posted[3] a thread titled "Rodrigo 'synthol' Ferraz – Before and after synthol", which including photographs of Ferraz before (shown below, left) and after (shown below, right) his suspected synthol use:

Notable Examples

False Translations

On June 30th, 2010, YouTuber Deth2metallica uploaded a video (shown left) of Rodrigo with fake subtitles claiming to be Rodrigo's monologue translated into English. On March 30th, 2011, a similar video using the same footage was uploaded by YouTuber xxxxxxpimptaddyone titled "Rodrigo 'Synthol Man' Ferraz Translated" (shown right).



Ferraz has been featured in several comics poking fun of the size and shape of his breasts.

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External References

[1] Wayback Machine – rodrigosantosish's Channel

[2] Facebook – Rodrigo Ferraz

[3] – Rodrigo synthol Ferraz – Before and after synthol.

[4] DoodiePants (via Wayback Machine) – Rodrigo Ferraz Man Boob Man

[5] YouTube – rodrigoferrazoficial

[6] Wikipedia – Bodybuilding – Non muscle-developing methods

[7] RX Muscle – Thread new Mr synthol

[8] Steroid – DSM's synthol man

[9] BodyBuilding – Mr Synthol

[10] Procurando Vagas (via Wayback Machine) – O estado atual do maior Trapézio de Curitiba

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