Valentino, The man whose arms exploded
Bronx, New York, USA
Yorktown, New York, USA
Italian-American bodybuilder, who holds the record for the biggest arms in the world.
5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Contest – 113 kg or 250 pounds
Off-Season – 120 kg or 265 pounds
He is unmarried but has 2 kids.
Julissa Rivera. But now she has died.
He is bald
He has 2 different colored eyes
Largest arms in the world
- Chest – 58 in or 147 cm
- Arms – 28 in or 71 cm
- Waist – 35 in or 89 cm
2008 film Bigger Stronger Faster as himself. It was a 105 min documentary film, in which many known bodybuilders appeared. He also appeared in 2012 film Off Season as himself (Cameo Appearance)
Best Known For
Bodybuilding and Record holder for biggest arms
Gregg Valentino Favorite Things
- Favorite Food – Steak and Italian
- Favorite Junk Food – Brownies, Chocolate chip cookies, Vanilla Ice-cream
- Favorite TV Programs – Ghost Hunters (2004)
- Favorite Male Bodybuilder – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Ronnie Coleman
- Favorite Female Bodybuilder – Gladys Portugues
- Favorite Sports Athlete – Babe Ruth (Baseball Player)
- Favorite Sport – Baseball, Football
- Favorite Baseball Team – New York Yankees
- Favorite Music Artist – Ozzy Osbourne
- Favorite Music Type – Anything heavy like House, Trance, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Techno
- Favorite Life Motto – Live for Today
- Favorite Movies – Titanic (1997), Rocky (1976) and all horror movies
- Favorite Actors – Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone
- Favorite Actress – Charlize Theron, Jodie Foster
Gregg Valentino Facts
- Gregg is bodybuilding since the age of 14.
- Gregg Valentino trained himself for 23 years and then started taking anabolic steroids such as testosterone propionate, Boldenone, etc. His only aim was to do something different from other bodybuilders.
- He used to inject vitamin B12 into his biceps to grow them unnaturally.
- Anabolex is the first steroid, he ever took.
- Enthanate is the first injection, he ever used.
- Gregg is said to be suffering from muscle dysmorphia.
- Gregg Valentino can bicep curl 300 pounds and can bench press 550 pounds.
- He used to inject the steroids into his shoulders, using the same used needles.
- Once, his arms were exploded due to over-dose of steroids.
- After, this incident, he wrote a magazine article about not to take steroids and created awareness among people by giving his own example.
- He has 2 children – Paul (son) and Gina (daughter) from his girlfriend Julissa Rivera.
- Due to the enormous size of his arms’ muscles, he was not able to move his arms to reach pockets. Instead, he used to move his hips to reach to pockets.
- He is an ex-drug dealer and has been imprisoned for 1 year for dealing with drugs.