Lazar Angelov is a former basketball player who quit the sport and turned into a fitness guru and model. After a short one-year stint with the army, Angelov decided that he wanted to become a professional fitness instructor.
Today, Angelov is a model for fitness brands like Nike. He is also known for having one of the most aesthetic physiques in the planet.
In building an Adonis-like physique, Angelov follows a regimen that consists mostly of heavy resistance training workouts. He likes to work out a particular muscle group each day. He is also a gym rat, training six times a week.
He loves mixing up his drills but never drifts too far from his staple exercises—squats, bench press, and deadlifts. These are the exercises that Angelov performs multiple times a week, which can be too exhausting for a typical lifter. Angelov shares that he rests whenever his body tells him to, giving it enough time to recover from strenuous workouts.
Given that he has an ectomorph type of body, Angelov limits the number of aerobic exercises that he performs. This enables him to preserve his muscle mass, increasing his gains in the process. But he loves to jog in the park every morning unless it is really cold outside.
He also mixes cardiovascular exercises with high intensity interval training and as much as possible does not do exercises requiring a lot of arm movement as it could lead to a loss in muscle mass.
For his cardio exercises, he focuses more on speed and not duration hence it is very rare for him to spend more than 20 minutes doing a cardio exercise.
Chest and abs are the focus of Angelov’s workouts for Monday. He performs four sets of the following exercises—flat bench press, incline bench press, and decline bench press. He needs to do 8 to 10 reps per set.
He then performs three sets of machine pull over, hammer press, and dips with each set needing to be between 10 to 12 repetitions. He ends the workout with four sets of 10 to 12 repetitions of weighted sit ups.
For Tuesday, Angelov works his back by performing four sets of 8 to 10 reps of bent over rows and dead lifts. He also performs four sets of pull downs, pull-ups, and seated cable rows with 10 to 12 repetitions per set.
He continues to work out his back with four sets of sanding with wrist curl behind back, six sets of shrugs, and three sets of reverse wrist curl.
The shoulders and abs are worked out during Wednesday. Angelov begins the workout with four sets of six to 8 repetitions of the military press behind the back. He also does four sets of six to 8 repetitions of machine chest press, and the same number of sets and repetitions for dumbbell lateral raise.
Continuing with the workout, Angelov has to do 8 to 10 repetitions and four sets of weigh plate front raise, and four sets and 8 to 10 reps of reverse pec deck. The shoulders are further worked with four sets of 10 to 12 repetitions of reverse flyes on incline bench. The abs are toned with four sets of crunches and four sets of side bends. In the last two exercises, Angelov attempts to repeat the movements until his body can no longer do so.
The arms, particularly the biceps and triceps, are worked every Friday. Angelov starts with four sets and 10 to 12 repetitions of the close grip bench press, before doing four sets and 10 to 12 reps of triceps push downs.
He then proceeds to do four sets and 10 repetitions of EZ bar skull crusher, four sets and 8 repetitions of cable kick back, and four sets and eight repetitions of hammer curl. The next exercise is EX bar curl, which he has to repeat 8 times and do four sets. He also does four sets and eight repetitions of wide grip curl, and four sets and 12 repetitions of concentration curl.
The workout ends with a set of standing with wrist curl behind back and reverse barbell with wrist curl.
The legs and abs are the major parts of the body targeted during Saturday workouts. He performs the following exercises with four sets each—squats, squat to bench, quad extensions, Bulgarian squats, leg curls, stiff leg dead lifts, calf machine raises, and seated calf raises. He also performs four sets of leg press calf raises, air bike, glute kickbacks, weighted sit-ups, barbell twists, and side bends.
Angelov has truly separated himself from other physical fitness professionals with a body that can give any bodybuilder a run for his money. You can get a body like that of Angelov if you follow this Lazar Angelov workout routine.