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Death, Drugs, and Muscle
A behind-the-scenes look at the underground world of bodybuilding, this expose is a tragic tale of drugs, murder, and self-destruction. Detailing Gregg Valentinos fame as the man whose biceps exploded, this portrayal reveals how he quickly rose to the top of the weight-lifting scene, becoming both a spokesman for the sport and a celebrity among fans. This account also disc ...more
ebook, 271 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by ECW Press
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Rising to notoriety due to the monstrous if not dubious size of his 30 inch arms, Valentino provides the back-story to his life as a devoted dad-gym-owner by day and part Don Corleone/Indiana Jones drug runner by night. Gregg’s collection of (fictional?) anecdotes recounts his numerous scrapes with death in drug deals gone wrong, fights with rival dealers and fisticuffs with celebrities Mark Wahlberg and Twisted Sister – all while conspicuously maintaining the largest arms on the planet. Offerin ...more
I heard many times over messages of shock and awe that I was reading this book as it doesn't seem to fit visually at least the books that I normally read. I can honestly say though that it was a great read. Honest, hardcore at times, and unflinching in the situations shared, this is one biography/memoir that is certain to "entertain" readers of many backgrounds and either sex. Revealing the life of the man made famous to the masses not only for his "huge arms" but the story of his "exploding arm ...more
Aug 07, 2014 Rick rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book surprised me. My exposure to Mr. Valentino had been that of any typical fitness professional who uses the internet. All second hand information. This book shines a different light on Greg as a person, far from perfect but alot less of a negative guy than a Google search would lead you to believe. I wouldn't take everything on the page at face value, the guy claims he didn't use synthol when it is clear that he has and does but the stories are interesting and worth reading.