Also known as “pump n’ pose”, what is the secrecy behind this mysterious muscle site enhancing oil? It’s no longer unusual to see a pro bodybuilder admit to using steroids. Many national and professional level bodybuilders have come clean with their use of nubain and other painkillers. However, I’ve yet to see one bodybuilder admit to using a site enhancement product. The signs are obvious. At this years Olympia it appeared that more top bodybuilders, partaking of site enhancement products than ever.
However, sooner get one of these guys admitting being a homosexual pedophile with a predilection for young boys with shaved gonads (referred to as Grendelism in the DSM-IV. Coincidence? I think not!) than to using a site enhancement oil (synthrol). Which leaves the rest of us in a quandary. If no one is willing to talk about their experiences with this stuff. How in the hell do we figure out how to use it?
It was that thought that was the genesis of this article. Until recently, I’d never tried a site enhancement oil. After a lot of hem hawing around, I decided to take the plunge. Both literally and figuratively. I purchased a bottle of Site Enhancement Oil Plus from Nuclear Nutrition and gave it a try.
The first week, the pain was very nearly intolerable. I almost quit using the product. Simply because I knew there was no way I was going to be able to work out while using this stuff. What good is inflated biceps and triceps when you can’t train the rest of your body? For whatever reason, probably so I didn’t feel like a for quitting, I decided to give it one more week. Trevor Smith had told me that after the first week, the pain subsides. The guy knew what he was talking about, because the second week wasn’t nearly as bad as the first. By the third week, I was actually enjoying the feeling, it felt like my arms were pumped 24/7.
Feeling like they were….well, growing for lack of a better term. You guys ever get that feeling where it just feels like everything is pointing to the right direction on the anabolic compass and you know growth is taking place? That’s how I felt every day.
The whole idea behind my use of this product was that I was going to document my progress on a weekly basis using a digital camera. That was a great idea, however, I could barely move my arms, much less flex them for a photo during this entire period. Yes, the pain became tolerable. But, I still have a hard time understanding how these pros, who use far more SEO than I ever did, manage to get up on stage and hit bicep and tricep shots. I suppose that’s where nubain comes into play.
Despite the fact that I just recently used a site enhancement product for the first time, I’ve been privy to the development of this stuff from the very beginning. In fact, I was in contact with the guy who now goes by the name Chris Clark, the inventor of the original Synthol / synthrol, during the period where he was first bringing it to market. At the time, I was absolutely fascinated by the discussions I had with him, simply because Chris is a fascinating character.
The original name of Synthol was actually Synthrol 877 and Synthrol 873. One version contained anabolic steroids, while the other simply contained his “secret” mixture of oils. Mr. Clark was a mid-level steroid dealer who became obsessed with the idea of developing a site enhancement product. Every once in a while, I come across an individual in bodybuilding who’s ready, willing, and able to take things beyond any normal level of safety or sanity.
Chris Clark is one of these people. During the development of Synthrol, Chris was administering himself with a variety of different oil that had been sterilized in a pressure cooker. He did this so much that he almost died on numerous occasions from pulmonary embolisms, and very nearly lost one of his legs below the knee due to a horrible infection. But, did this stop Chris Clark? Hell no!! I can only imagine how much money this guy is worth today. Hopefully he used it to hire a staff of physicians and a good psychiatrist.
Trevor Smith, the only person I know considered somewhat of a guru on the topic of site enhancement. He’s willing to even broach the subject. Yes, other experts in the sport, but none of them are willing to discuss bodybuilding’s dirty secret. What follows is the interview I did with Trevor Smith from Nuclear Nutrition.
DISCLAIMER- All of the products referred to in the article and interview are meant for topical use only. Using them in a fashion inconsistent with their labeling probably violates half a dozen local, state, and federal laws. What’s discussed in this article is not meant to be used as course of action, and is purely for entertainment purposes only.
AE: What is the mechanism of action that allows these products to increase the size of various body parts?
Trevor: Well, basically the process is really simple….Think of the muscle as a dry sponge for hypothetical purposes. What happens when you drop it in water? It expands tremendously often quadrupling its previous size, correct?
Well it is kind of that way when “Pump and Pose” products injected into the belly of a muscle. Except instead of being absorbed by the muscle so much, they “spread” the muscle tissue and “lift” the muscle tissues (when done correctly mind you). Now most people do not understand the mechanism by which these products work and that is partly the reason why their arms, calves or delts look so ED up and so stupid.
If they understood the basic biomechanics of the body part in questions and how their muscle genetically looks (i.e. long insertion, short insertion, no peak, high peak) they would go a long way to maximizing the effects of these products. I always tell people that they must think of these products as car jacks. If you put the car jack on top of the car and started pumping it up, the height of the car wouldn’t increase. But if you place the jack under the car, and pump away, the car lifts up and its height increases.
This, in essence is what you want to have happen. Look at “Pump and Pose” products as the jack and your muscle as the car. I know it sounds simple, but how many people have you seen that look like they have a half-gallon of oil sitting on top of their biceps. To me this is a stupid as trying to lift a car up with the jack on top of the car.
AE: Many bodybuilders are under the belief that localized injections of steroids will produce the same affect as a site enhancement oil. What are your feelings on this?
Trevor: This is absolutely true. Obviously only with oil based products though. I mean, it isn’t going to be bad to site inject say winstrol, in fact there is some indication as it might actually have localized effects on muscle growth along with systemic effects. But not getting the tissue spreading and lifting effect that you will get with the oils.
To me, the smart bodybuilder uses only the calves, biceps, triceps, or delts when injecting their gear. Why bother shooting into your ass, unless you are looking to have an ass the size of a ing Rhino, which without naming names one freaky east coast amateur’s ass actually looks like….a ing Rhino’s! I was watching the 1998 USA’s and couldn’t believe what I was looking at when this guy turned around. Sure, shredded to the bone, but his ass looked like Ronnie Coleman’s and Marcus Ruhl’s put together. What good is weighing 270-280lbs. on stage if 20 of it is in your ass, right?
The only thing one needs to understand is that you cannot and should not be injecting 5ml of gear into various body parts every day. You will get the same lifting action from putting 3ml of oil-based cypionate as you would putting 3ml of Site Enhancement Oil Plus. However, the sesame seed oil in the cypionate gets metabolized faster than the Site Enhancement Oil Plus. Contaning more than just oil.
AE: What is the main ingredient in most of the site enhancement oils on the market?
Trevor: Well, contrary to what these other companies tell you. It usually isn’t anything but the same ing M.C.T. oil you get in your local G.N.C. If lucky, they throw in some benzyl alcohol for half-assed sterilization purposes. Of course, everyone knows this does not make a sterile product. It has to be produced in a clean, air filtered environment. Produced by actual lab coat and rubber glove wearing chemists in a temperature controlled room. My product, the only one out there that is, in fact, produced this way.
The other guys produce their products by pouring a vat of cheap, low grade M.C.T. oil into some 100ml vials in their kitchen. Interestingly enough, a mutual friend of ours brought me a bottle of a pump and pose product from South Africa called Esik-Kleen or something like that. Both of us agreed that it was nothing but vegetable oil with some floating plant collagen in it. Now that is real sterile. I didn’t know whether to throw it out or fry up a ing chicken with it. I know I am being a smart-ass here, but it really isn’t funny. People are injecting themselves with unsterile like this every day, and best of all they are paying $400.00 for a 100ml bottle of like this.
AE: How extensive do you think use of site enhancement oil (SEO) is in the pro ranks? I know there are some pretty obvious abusers, but I also know there’s a lot of pros that use the stuff who never have the finger pointed at them. Without naming names, how bad do you think it got?
Trevor: Well first we need to make a distinction here. Site Enhancement Oil is the name of my product, not the general name for all these other “Pump and Pose” products. I don’t want people getting confused or confusing the other garbage with my product. So how extensive do I think these types of products are in the pro ranks? Very!
It would be easier for me to name the people who don’t use these types of products. While to name the ones that do. And this “without naming names” . Let’s name some of the ones that do use.
Flex Wheeler: Probably the biggest user out there. Except Flex has someone applying the shots (a plastic surgeon I heard) that knows what they are doing, because he still looks good. Although if you look at pics of him from 1992 to now, he has completely lost the deltoid/arm tie ins which he used to have.
The use of site injections has made his arms a good 2-3 inches bigger and cost him some definition. Now his delts he has gone over board in my opinion, as they are actually bigger than his pecs. Of course, his calves were probably the first thing he did. They don’t look good because they just do not flex and they have no definition.
Ronnie Coleman: uses it strictly in his calves because he has very high calves like a number of the black athletes
Marcus Ruhl: you can usually see the bruises on his biceps from the injection….his look good and he has a wicked peak.
Nasser: again you can see where he applies it in his arms
J.P. Fux: in the battle for the Olympia tape, you clearly see the telltale biceps bruise from where he injects.
Dexter Jackson: uses a lot in his calves
I could go on and on. A lot of the black athletes use it in their calves to over-come their genetically high calves. Most of the pros will use it to fill out the shoulders. Like I said, it would be easier to name guys that don’t use the stuff: Shawn Ray, Lee Priest, Kevin Levrone….
At the end of the day, the guys who understand do the injections correctly will not get noticed. The guys who go ape with the stuff and don’t know how to use it correctly, will going to stand out. The smart ones will use smaller amounts over the long haul. Not a dramatic difference from the last time they competed. I mean if you do the N.O.C. and have weak biceps. While then showing up at the Olympia with huge footballs, it is going to raise some eyelids.
That’s all for now folks! Next week Trevor will discuss exactly how to “apply” these products. How to keep the gains once you’ve made them. The sterility (or lack of) of most of the “Pump and Pose” products on the market today. If you’re thinking about using one of these products, please visit the Nuclear Nutrition website at www.nuclearnutrition.com. Site Enhancement Oil Plus the ONLY one I know that’s produced in a sterile environment. Also by far the least expensive.