Inside The Life Of A Natural Pro


Layne Norton Bio:

  • BS in Biochemistry from Eckerd College with honors (>3.5 GPA) in 2004
  • Ph.D. candidate in Nutritional Science, specializing in skeletal muscle protein metabolism, at the University of Illinois
  • Member of SciVation's scientific advisory board
  • IFPA & NGA Pro Natural Bodybuilder

Bodybuilding Career Highlights Thus Far:

2001 INBF Mid America Muscle Classic overall Teen champion
2002 SNBF Tennessee men's open tall champion
2004 ABA Mr. Indiana men's open overall champion
2004 ABA Mr. Illinois men's open overall champion
2006 OCB Spirit of America men's open heavyweight runner-up
2006 OCB Great Lakes States men's open overall champion*
2006 NGA Heart of America Natural Classic men's open overall champion*

*denotes pro qualifier

Other Highlights:

Appeared in Repetrope DVD "Prime Cuts Volume 1" in 2004
2006 Los Alamos Bodybuilding Championships guest poser

Scientific Publications:

Norton LE and Layman DK. Leucine regulates translation initiation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle after exercise. J Nutr. 2006; 136(2):533S-537S.

Norton, L.E., Layman, D.K., Garlick, P.J., Brana, D., Anthony, T.G., Zhao, L., Devkota, S. and Walker, D.A., (2007) Translational controls of skeletal muscle protein synthesis are delayed and prolonged associated with ingestion of a complete meal. 2007 Experimental Biology meeting abstracts [on CD-ROM], Abstract #694.6

Articles have appeared in Muscular Development, Planet Muscle, Ironman, Fitness and Physique, and Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness.

Height: 5'10.5"
Weight: 227 (offseason, current)
Weight: 190-195 (contest)

Best Lifts:

Front Squats: 3 sets of 375 X 5
Stiff Legged Deadlifts: 475 lbs X 3
Deadlift: 555 X 5
Flat Dumbbell Press: 150s X 8
Seated Dumbbell Presses: 110s X 8

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*Photo Credit: Stevan Fane

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