Today we will attempt to answer the question of is Lazar Angelov on steroids or natural.
As you can imagine, with a name like Lazar.
The guy looks pretty special.
This is one of the main reasons why so many people have been so quick to hurl accusations of steroid use and abuse at him.
But are these accusations warranted, or are they unfair?
Well, we’ll get to all of that in just a moment.
Before that, we’ll address the fact that bodybuilding is tough.
Like, really tough.
It is arguably the most difficult sport of all because it’s not just a sport, hobby, or pastime at all.
Rather, it is a lifestyle.
To be successful in bodybuilding, you need to eat, sleep, breathe, drink, and live for the sport.
You get out of bodybuilding what you put into it.
Which is perhaps a great metaphor for life itself.
Anyways, these days, with steroid use, and often steroid abuse.
So rife in the world, it’s easy to see why anybody with a half-decent set of ABS and biceps bigger than 14 inches.
Often finds themselves being accused of using steroids.
People nowadays are quick to point the finger and accuse somebody of taking shortcuts, which is decidedly unfair, to say the least.
That’s why we are going to address the question of is Lazar Angelov natural or not, today, in this very article.
So, grab a protein shake, put your BCAAs on the ice.
And let’s look at whether Lazar Angelov is natty.
Or if he may have used the gear.
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Before we start looking at Lazar and his amazing physique.
We first need to get the legal stuff out of the way.
We are in no way associated with Lazar.
And we probably never will be.
We have no access to his personal info or his medical records.
And we certainly do not have any real proof that he has ever, or will ever, use SARMs, or anabolic steroids or Prohormones.
The content of this article is based purely on speculation on our part.
And should not be interpreted as factual in any way.
We do not condone the use of steroids, nor do we judge those that use them.
We understand the risks associated with them.
But it is our job to be impartial and completely unbiased.
So, now that we’ve covered the legal mumbo-jumbo.
Let’s find out more about Lazar Angelov.
You could very well be cool, but you’ll never be as cool as a guy named Lazar.
He is literally named after a bad-ass sci-fi weapon.
His coolness rating doesn’t stop with his name, however, as the guy himself just oozes charisma and sophistication.
Lazar Angelov has one of the most aesthetically pleasing physiques on the planet.
His abs are arguably the best ABS you’ll ever see, and as for his beard.
Well, you need to see it for yourself to appreciate how awesomely symmetrical it really is.
Aged just 33, Lazar Angelov is a Bulgarian bodybuilder that is incredibly well known in the fitness industry.
Such as many bodybuilders such as Calum Von Moger, Bradley Martyn, and Kali Muscle.
He has millions of followers on social media and has a reputation for being one of the smartest and most competent personal trainers in the entire world.
Lazar Angelov has incredible muscle bellies and symmetry, yet he is also a very big dude.
He is 6ft tall and weighs in at around 195lbs when he is dieting down, and roughly 205lbs when he is bulking during the off-season.
We say off-season, but Lazar doesn’t really have an off-season as he looks ready to step on stage and compete for virtually all year round.
In particular, it is his ABS that grabs your eyes first.
As they look to have been chiseled out of granite.
He has an 8 pack that a Greek God would be envious of.
Add to that the fact that his shoulders, chest, back, biceps, triceps, and legs are all huge and defined, while his waist is tiny.
And you can understand why he has more than 12 million likes on Facebook alone.
Now, Lazar is one of the most recognized bodybuilders, personal trainers, and fitness models in the face of the earth.
But once upon a time.
He was virtually unknown.
Growing up in Bulgaria.
Lazar was an athletic child and was always physically active.
He enjoyed sports and physical education and showed a keen interest in basketball.
As a teen, he started to play basketball competitively and he actually played for more than a decade.
He joined the national team aged just 16.
As well as several professional teams in Bulgaria’s National Basketball Association.
Lazar actually looks like an action man figure.
This is quite apt because aged 18 he joined the army and spent nearly two years there.
As you probably know, soldiers are some of the fittest men on the planet and it was during his time in the army that Lazar really fell in love with bodybuilding.
He had enjoyed working out in the gym to stay fit for basketball.
But in the army, his training stepped up a notch.
He was so smitten with training that he decided he wanted to earn a living from it.
And so he went on to become a fully qualified personal trainer.
He stepped up his training and in 2006 he entered his first contest.
Since then he has competed in countless competitions and has racked up several 1st place finishes.
Lazar is adamant and by adamant.
We really mean adamant, that he is natural and that he never has.
And never will take steroids.
If you have followed Lazar on social media for a while, you’ll know that for him.
The thought of not training is like the thought of not sleeping for many of us.
Training in the gym for Lazar is as natural as brushing your teeth in the morning.
Not too long ago, however, you may have noticed that the updates stopped coming in, and Lazar apparently stopped training.
Well, the reason for Lazar’s absence from the gym was because he underwent surgery on both knees.
As well as surgery on his elbow.
His joints were wrecked because of the years of high-impact tension and stress from basketball, the army, and of course from explosive lifting in the gym.
He underwent surgery a couple of years back and was out of the gym for several months.
Needless to say, he lost a lot of sizes.
But still remained in better shape than 90% of the population.
Compared to his usual standard, he looked a lot worse.
But compared to most he still looked amazing.
Now all healed, Lazar is back in phenomenal shape and is perhaps better now than he was several years ago.
So, now the time has come for us to address whether we think that Lazar Angelov is natural or on steroids.
Remember, we don’t know for certain whether he is or isn’t on steroids.
As the following is based purely on speculation on our part.
Lazar Angelov is in amazing shape.
There are no two ways about it.
He is ripped to shreds, he walks around at roughly 6% body fat.
And drops even lower when he is on stage or taking part in a photo shoot.
Not only is he ripped, but he is also big.
Lazar is incredibly muscular and has one of the most symmetrical and aesthetic physiques in the world.
At 6ft tall and over 200 pounds.
He’s certainly not a small dude.
Especially considering the fact that he is all muscle.
Is it possible to get into this kind of shape naturally?
Absolutely, especially with the right work ethic and great genes – which Lazar has both of.
Is it also possible to get into this kind of shape with the use of anabolic steroids?
Yes, it is.
Does this prove that Lazar is using steroids?
No, it doesn’t, just as it doesn’t prove that he isn’t using steroids either.
Lazar has been lifting weights and working out for around two-thirds of his life.
Aged just 33 he has around two decades of lifting behind him.
As he started training young.
As a youngster, he was always in good shape.
But certainly, nothing as amazing as he is in now.
Furthermore, when he was in his early twenties.
He still didn’t look amazing.
In 2006 however, something changed.
Whether he started dieting seriously.
Using steroids, or training differently.
He was able to transform his body.
All of a sudden he looked to have added a good 20 pounds of muscle to his frame.
While simultaneously shedding body fat and looking leaner, ripped, and more vascular than ever.
He looked to have dropped down to around 4% body fat like Helmut Strebl.
From roughly 14% and he looked shredded.
This transformation looked very dramatic because he was able to get so ripped.
Such as Thomas Delauer case.
But was it through hard work and diet?
Or was it down to steroids?
If you read Lazar Angelov’s bio on his website.
You’ll see that it states that he was able to build his body naturally, without the use of steroids.
It also states that he never will use steroids.
This is a very bold claim to make.
Especially if you are in fact using steroids.
If it turned out that he was using steroids, and that anybody was to find out.
He would be called a hypocrite and much worse besides.
Lazar doesn’t need to include this on his bio.
And the fact that he has done indeed suggests that he feels passionate about natural bodybuilding and that he is against anabolic steroids.
Does it prove that he is natural?
Of course not, but it certainly doesn’t seem like something a bodybuilder that was secretly using steroids would do either.
Now, again, we have no proof that IFBB pro bodybuilder Big Ramy is on steroids.
But if we could place money on whether he was or wasn’t.
You can bet your backsides that we’d re-mortgage our homes and put the money on him not being natural.
The guy is enormous, as are plenty of other IFBB pro bodybuilders.
And it’s obvious that they are taking something to get to that size.
Lazar, however, gives up around 100 pounds in weight to these pros.
Despite being the same height, or perhaps even slightly taller than some.
He’s a big dude in real life, and with great lighting, a tan, and photoshop, he looks incredible.
Compared with pro bodybuilders, however, he’s not that big.
If he is on steroids he’s certainly not on anything too strong.
Getting to Lazar’s size naturally is more than achievable.
Although it is his condition that raises the most questions.
Other than having a great physique and having an impressive initial transformation.
There are actually no obvious signs of steroid use on Lazar’s part.
He has no acne, no gyno, no HGH gut, he doesn’t look older than he is.
His skin isn’t flushed, and his traps and delts don’t overshadow the rest of his body either.
Based on that alone, it would appear that he isn’t using steroids.
Or if he is, he is on super low doses.
So, the verdict.
Do we think that Lazar Angelov is on steroids?
Well, based on the evidence above.
We believe that he is natural.
He is in awesome shape, but he isn’t huge.
He also has no signs of steroid use.
However, we also wouldn’t be shocked to learn that he was perhaps running low doses of HGH and Anavar cycle, especially to assist with his recovery after those injuries he sustained.
Again, this is pure speculation on our part.
Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as lifehack.org, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.