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Arms dealer: Check out the guns on this weightlifter

Jay Busbee | The Turnstile, Yahoo!7 November 29, 2012, 12:56 pm

Holy sweet mother of heaven, check out those arms. That's not a gun show, that's a gun world tour.

The proud possessor of those twin slabs of muscle and brawn is Egyptian weightlifter Moustafa Ismail. His biceps are 31 inches around, enough to draw the attention of the Guinness World Records ... for both good and ill.

Check out a shot of Ismail in action here:

To keep in shape, according to The Daily Mail, Ismail must down seven pounds of protein, nine pounds of carbs and three gallons of water each day, and puts in two three-hour workouts each day. His typical diet includes four pounds of chicken, two pounds of steak or fish, four cups of almonds, and three liters of protein shakes. Critics have contended that his, shall we say, disproportionate arms are the result of steroids or some other unnatural additive, but Ismail insists he is clean.

Ismail, 24, began lifting in Alexandria, Egypt, and has since moved to a Boston suburb. His arms put him on Guinness' radar, which offered to fly him to London to appear with the world's shortest woman and other distinctive individuals.

That set off the critics, which insisted that Ismail must have used either steroids, implants, or a synthetic oil such as Synthol to boost the apparent size of muscle tissue. Ismail has countered that he has no money for oils, no scars from surgery, and a Japanese television program tested him and found no abnormalities. See the results for yourself:

Guinness has, for the moment, severed its connection with Ismail until it can determine conclusively that Ismail's arms are the result of natural and ethical workout practices.

Ismail, for his part, says he'll use the criticism as motivation, and insists that his frame is the result of natural practices. Regardless, if nothing else he has a bright future as a bouncer ahead.

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  1. CreativeMusicArtist05:32pm Monday 03rd December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Must be hard wiping his #$%$ !! I hear he uses rabbits

  2. Josef10:57am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The arms of this gentleman will most certainly restrict his movements in every day tasks, and confine him to particular sports. Golf is out of the question as his swing would be very restricted. Also mobility would be an issue. A term referred to as muscle bound may also be present and also his food intake is extreme. To maintain his bulk he will have to keep his strict regimental way of life. Two 3 hour work outs each day, does he have a job?. Good luck fella.

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  3. Peg Asus08:30am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They might be all his, but natural, I think not. It is un-natural to build muscle up that much, as well as being an all consuming pass time. It's all for vanity anyway - "look at me"!! You must have nothing else in your life if you have to worship your body to that extent.

  4. Cole07:37am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    No way my friend thats what stroids can do,did you see that guy whos arms looked just like yours and they exploded and he admitted he took stroids,i cant understand why you guys do it,that other fella is shattered now,but i wish you well..

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  5. Devi05:39am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Gee! I think they are dreadfully ugly.........

  6. Michael E05:39am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    He may be a mutant, which would still be legit arms.

  7. Harry03:50am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    harleys, WOW you are magnifisant. what a stupid jealous RACIST dum dum you are. i am very impressed by your excellent low life comment. keep up you dummy idiot. you will succeed one day by your dumb comments. good work. you loser

  8. Evan03:15am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    exactly the same as greg valentino those arms there.. natural ?? yeah right !

  9. Trina S02:54am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    if that was a 'natural' appearance, then other body builders would be able to achieve the same look. As he is the only one looking like that, then.... that's the proof!

  10. aaaaa a02:38am Friday 30th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It's physically impossible to obtain those resutls with synthol. To reach that size, the synthol would dissipate before it would be enough to accumulate to those levels, and you can't put all that in at once as the skin and fascia would not allow it. Those arms are the result of progressive implants. The guy is a joke and gives bodybuilding a bad name.