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Washboard Abs: Bulgarian Fitness Model Lazar Angelov Talks With Simplyshredded.com

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.

Full Routine:

Monday: Chest

  • Flat Bench 4×8
  • Incline Bench 4×8
  • Decline Bench 4×8
  • Pullover 4×12
  • Hammer Press 3×12
  • Dips 3×12

Tuesday: Back/Traps

  • Bent Over Row 4×8
  • Deadlift 4×8
  • Pulldowns 4×12
  • Pull Ups 4×12
  • Cable Row 4×12
  • Shrugs 6×10

Wednesday: Delts/Abs

  • 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

Thursday: Rest

  • Recovery

Friday: Triceps/Biceps

  • 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

Saturday: Legs/Abs

  • 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

Sunday: Rest

  • Recovery

If you have to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

It would be the big 3 compound lifts:

  1. Bench Press
  2. Deadlift
  3. Squats

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.

Favorite Bodybuilders?

I like aesthetic physiques and genetically gifted athletes like Ulisses Jr, Max Philisaire, Phil Heath and Victor Martinez.

Favorite Quote?

“To achieve what others won’t, you have to do what others don’t”

Bodyspace: http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/LazarAngelov/
Website: www.LazarAngelov.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LazarAngelovFitness

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  1. ironman says:

    my new ideal physique right here!

  2. nick says:

    Been waiting for something on him! Awesome article!

  3. jakebrah says:

    aesthetic perfection… great symmetry and size

  4. Ethan7X says:


    that’s my face right now

  5. Morten says:


  6. Markbro says:

    The best physique I have ever seen.

  7. Alex says:

    thats an amazing fucking body man, amazing.

  8. Guest says:

    no legs?

  9. Simon says:

    This is really my idea of a perfect physique ! Best body I have ever seen.

  10. SJay says:

    My Idol!So Inspiring!

  11. zyzz says:

    I want his beard stubble thang most

  12. raivons says:

    legs you can see in video

  13. Al Audi says:

    wow………this dude is gonna make the new list of top aesthetic physiques whenever simplyshredded updates that list.

  14. 'Mirin Aesthetics says:

    Awesome pics. Great size. Look thick. Solid. Tight. Keep us all posted on your continued progress with any new progress pics or vid clips. Show us what you got man. Wanna see how freakin’ huge, solid, thick and tight you can get. Thanks for the motivation.

  15. Adam says:

    just an unbelievable body. His midsection is unreal. i am dying to know how low his bf was during this. i want to see his back and know how big his arms are. you know when you see someone on here and youre like you wonder if youre similar size to them. i feel like i look like kind of like this guy but not sure. Lazar is on GP (gregg plitt) status.

  16. Anonymau5 says:

    Ah jeez, that is perfection right there. Alpha as fuck haircut as well.

  17. Zalata says:


  18. Christian says:

    inspired! give me 2 months

  19. Matias says:

    Does he not do any cardio?

  20. gene says:

    amazing body, my new inspiration.

  21. new says:

    Guys why does his arms look like that in a diff type of shape? Is it cos he focuses more on triceps or delts or delts? Please answer

  22. Jay says:

    Best body i have seen, quality, whats your height, weight

  23. Nik says:

    Lazar has the most aesthetic physique I’ve ever seen.

  24. Justin says:

    This guy is absolutey shredded. I’m mirin’ hard. i hope to one day make it to this guys level

  25. In Love says:

    I’m in love

  26. Anonymous says:

    Number One in the world on fit and the best body

  27. Clarke says:

    Absolutely perfect body..

  28. Bboystance says:

    Simply..shredded.nothing is too small or undefined,You have to show automatic love for naturals like this.

  29. cj says:

    Cool bio! I can relate to it Soo much. Bball player turned to weights. Great physique!

  30. anon. says:

    you have the best body i have ever seen bruv ripped and big

  31. SharpMoz says:

    Mirin strong here. Definitely a physique I’d aim for

  32. monkey.D luffy says:

    hey, can anybody tell me what age should one start doing his workout/diet plan.(iam 15 by the way)

  33. SharpMoz says:

    @monkey you’re too young now to be lifting. You’ll stunt your growth but also get nothing out of it. You’re too young to produce enough testosterone to gain muscle. Don’t do what i did though and wait until you’re old enough (16/17) to start getting active. Play sports and you’ll give yourself a head start when you do decide to lift

  34. lee ruttle says:

    This guy is an inspiration!! Been doing this for about 4 weeks now and its TOUGH!

  35. Shaj says:

    with 4 sets of 8 reps do u go with progressive overload as in increas the weight every set ??????? would appreciate it

  36. jaðarinn says:

    can anyone explain this rest reduction training philosophy?

  37. DUDE says:

    dude, watch the video and then tell me that he doesnt have good legs.. :|

  38. samuel says:

    There’s my inspiration

  39. Tony says:

    Im sold!

  40. Steve says:

    love his beard taper

  41. JJ says:

    Just started his workout. One if the best I’ve done. World class workout!

  42. pj says:

    this guy puts the work in!!

  43. roza zakarneh says:

    amazing :))

  44. Daniel says:

    This is my go to page when I’m in need of inspiration/motivation.

  45. Mario says:

    Nice physique, I heard this guy used to be a bodybuilder.

  46. Milen says:

    Do you take only whey protein?

  47. Phillip says:

    Do you have a cheat day?

  48. Punk says:

    Awesm phisique.
    My inspiration

  49. zakii says:

    most aesthetic body in the world ..insane abs

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