Lazar Angelov: Steroids or Natural?

Lazar Angelov is a 32 year old Bulgarian bodybuilder and online personal trainer who’s internet famous for his washboard abs and natural-looking physique.

You might also recognize Lazar as that moody bearded fellow who crops up on your social media newsfeed from time to time looking like a grumpy bastard so and so…despite having one of the best bodies in the world and clearly living the dream.


Lazar has a whopping 12.8 million fans on his Facebook page.

Lazar Stats:

Height: 6 ft

Weight: 88kg

Esimated body fat: 5%

Lazar has been able to inspire so many people, mainly because nattys see his body as ‘the perfect physique that IS attainable‘…with hard work and smart dieting of course.

However, just because somebody looks natural, doesn’t mean they are.

Lets have a look at the evidence:

No Steroid Symptoms

Lazar doesn’t have any bloating, acne, gyno or flushing to the skin.

Steroid-users are notorious for having 3D delts and traps that pop out more than Jack Nicholson in the Shining.

But Lazar doesn’t fit this category either.

Somebody juicing usually has a few steroid-symptoms that you can see visually from pictures.

However if they don’t, it doesn’t mean they are definitely natural.

Lazar has never competed in any well-known bodybuilding competitions, so we can’t have a look to see if he’s passed/failed any drug tests either.

So is Lazar really natty or is he just taking gear with minimal side effects?

Gains Timeline

This is by far the best indicator as to whether a person’s juicing or not.

Lets have a look at Lazar’s gains over the years…


Lazar started lifting weights from the age of “10 or 12” (2)…I’m guessing can’t remember.

So with a date of birth of 1984, the ‘before’ picture of him above makes him 19 years old.

Thus by this point he would’ve had 7-9 years of weight training under his belt.

Nattys will know that by this point, there’s very little potential to get bigger as most gains, in terms of muscle size, are experienced in the first few years of training as a newbie.

However, after this Lazar got SWOLE as a motherfu*ka.

He’s literally gone from:

“Do you even lift bro?!” to

“Don’t mess with him he looks JACKED…and a little angry”.

These type of gains are very unrealistic for a natural bodybuilder to experience, long after you’ve plateaud.

Look at Rob Riches or Jeff Seid for example. Both of these guys had incredible responses to lifting weights for the first time in their early days…but since then they’ve only had small gains.

Here’s another transformation picture verifying these huge gains in a short space of time:

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Lazar Claims Natty on his Website but Not Anywhere Else…


Well well well…

If he was natty it would be interesting to get his take on why he’s barely made any gains for a whole 10 years. And then all of a sudden, gained a load of muscle and is now internet famous.

Also, if it was me I wouldn’t only mention that I was natty via a sentence on the biography page of my website. I’d put it on every single social media account and mention it in statuses…it’s your unique selling point.

But he doesn’t.

Verdict: Steroids


There is no explanation for Lazar’s gains from 2004 to 2006, without him using anabolic steroids.

Unlike other juicers I’ve analysed, Lazar looked extremely average before he blew up/started taking steroids.

This is maybe why people think he could be natty, because he’s not the size of someone like Phil Heath.

The difference between Lazar and Phil Heath is that Lazar didn’t respond very well to lifting weights as a natty. Whereas Phil looked like a freak even before he touched any gear.

However, Lazar still deserves some credit for his insane transformation as he must’ve worked extremely hard dieting to get down to 5% body fat.

Lazar’s transformation proves that pretty much anyone can get jacked…even if you have average genetics.

Steroids Lazar’s Likely to Have Taken:


Lazar is likely to have used Primobolan, because it smooths you out a bit and doesn’t come with many side effects associated with other compounds. Primo is the steroid to take if you want to look somewhat natural.

…As opposed to say winstrol, which dries you out to fua*k, making you look super shredded and almost photoshopped *cough Zac Efron*.

Primo also sucks in the waist, ensuring you remain aesthetic.

Lazar is also likely to be running testosterone, as using primobolan by itself wouldn’t account for all the muscle mass he’s gained.

Testosterone also may not result in any obvious visual symptoms, other than a more masculine face/jaw. Thus test will enable Lazar to continue repping this natty look.





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