How did you get started with bodybuilding?
During my younger years I watched a lot of action movies and I really admired those strong and ripped physiques. At that time I admired Jean-Claude Van Damme and most of all Bruce Lee. I was probably 10 years old, although I had a pair of dumbbells at home and I trained with them often and I also use to do Wing Tsun training. That was my first taste of fitness/bodybuilding. A couple of years later I got into basketball and that was my new passion as I would eat and sleep basketball. That was my life, I practiced in the morning and lifted weights after that. In the evening I trained again without taking any supplements and not knowing what to eat. Thinking about my lifestyle back then, I now realize how many mistakes I made and how much more beneficial it would have been had I known what I do today. After my basketball career was over I went in the Army for a year and there I started to lift weights more often. After that I received my personal training certificate and decided to become a trainer.
I also participated a couple of times in the national bodybuilding championships and was always in the top 3 and that’s how my bodybuilding journey begun.
Where does your motivation come from?
My motivation comes from all my fans and the people who support me. But most of all it comes from my clients and the positive results, which they accomplish with my assistance. The other thing that motivates me and I couldn’t live without is music. I listen to it all the time – before and after training I can’t go without listening to some of the new tracks of Rick Ross, Slim Thug and the old classics by Tupac.
Once my earphones are in I am in the zone and ready to train hard!
What workout routine has worked best for you?
I recently developed a new training method, which I named “Rest Reduction Training. At the moment I have been using this training routine and have had great results and it has helped me gain a lot of size and strength over time.
- Flat Bench 4×8
- Incline Bench 4×8
- Decline Bench 4×8
- Pullover 4×12
- Hammer Press 3×12
- Dips 3×12
- Bent Over Row 4×8
- Deadlift 4×8
- Pulldowns 4×12
- Pull Ups 4×12
- Cable Row 4×12
- Shrugs 6×10
- Military Press Behind The Neck 3×8
- Machine Press 4×8
- Lateral Raises 4 x 10
- Weight Plate Front Raises 4×10
- Front Raise 4×10
- Reverse Pec Deck 4×10
- Reverse Fly’s (on incline bench) 4×12
- Weighted Sit Up 4x failure
- Hanging Leg Raise- 4x failure
- Side Bends 4x failure
- Side Crunches 4x failure
- Close Grip Bench Press 4×8
- Pushdown 4×8
- EZ Bar Skullcrusher 4×10
- Cable Kickback 4×12
- EZ Bar Curl 4×8
- Wide Grip Curl 4×8
- Hammer Curl 4×8(each hand)
- Concentration Curl 4×12
- Squats 4×12
- Squat (to bench) 4×12
- Bulgarian Squat 4×12
- Quad Extensions 4×16
- Stiff Leg Deadlift 4×12
- Leg Curls 4×16
- Glute Kickbacks 4×20
- Calf Machine Raises 4×20
- Seated Calf Raises 4×20
- Leg Press Calf Raises 4×20
- Weighted Sit up 4x failure
- Air bike 4x failure
- Side Bends 4x failure
- Barbell Twists 4x failure
If you have to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
It would be the big 3 compound lifts:
- Bench Press
I like training hard and heavy on those 3 exercises.
What is your diet like?
- Meal 1: Oat Flakes and 6 Egg Whites
- Meal 2: Whey Protein, Rice and Chicken Fillets
- Meal 3: Whey Protein and Almonds
- Meal 4: Rice and Chicken Fillets
- Meal 5: Tuna Fish and Salad
- Meal 6: Protein Shake
When trying to cut down do you prefer to use HIIT or just normal cardio?
I prefer HIIT since normal cardio makes the muscle flat and drained, especially on natural athletes with fast metabolisms like myself. So this is why I avoid normal cardio and just stick with HIIT.
Lazar Angelov – Promo Clip
What is your supplementation like?
I take a Multivitamin in the morning, Whey Protein (after getting up in the morning, before and after training and before going to bed), 5-10 grams of BCAA’s and Glutamine before and after training.
I don’t like to use any products containing creatine, since I have a sensitive stomach and I always feel sick when using creatine, regardless of the form.
I like aesthetic physiques and genetically gifted athletes like Ulisses Jr, Max Philisaire, Phil Heath and Victor Martinez.
“To achieve what others won’t, you have to do what others don’t”