Layne Norton, PhD


  • Scientist, pro natural bodybuilder, raw elite powerlifter, physique coach
  • BS in Biochemistry
  • PhD in Nutritional Sciences
  • Current IPF and USAPL world and national record-holder in squat: 668 lb. At 93 kg
  • USAPL national record-holder in deadlift: 711 lb. At 93 kg
  • Carbon supplement line & Biolayne LLC Founder


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  • 5 New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Keep In 2017

    If you've already broken(or have yet to make) your resolutions for the new year that's underway, competitive bodybuilder and coach Layne Norton, PhD, has some new ones you'll be able to keep.

  • Layne Norton's Hard Truths Of Training And Nutrition

    Want to know how to tackle the holidays? How about the best way to use blood flow restriction training or nutrient timing? Get the straight dope here from muscle-building scientist Layne Norton!

  • Why Your Diet Isn't Living Up To The Hype

    Fad diets might help you lose weight, but they won't help you keep it off. Diet smart by avoiding these 5 weight-loss saboteurs.

  • How To Get The Most Out Of PH3

    Layne Norton's PH3 training program has helped many lifters become stronger than they ever could have imagined. Layne Norton himself is here to answer some of your most common questions about PH3.

  • 5 Ways Your Diet Is Doomed To Fail

    People toss the term "metabolic adaptation" around a lot, but do you know what it really means? Learn how to adopt a better approach to restrictive dieting

  • How To Eat For Maximum Muscle Growth At Any Age!

    As you age, your body's protein, carb, and fat needs change, making it harder to hold on to muscle. Here's how to build a diet to sustain you for a lifetime!

  • Carbs At Night: Fat Loss Killer Or Imaginary Boogeyman?

    Most fitness enthusiasts learn early on to treat late-night carbohydrates like a nightmare waiting to happen. But what does science 'real science' have to say? The answer may surprise you.

  • Layne Norton's Guide To Failure Training

    Training to muscular failure is an important tool, but one that must be done right. Here's how to make it work!

  • The Facts About Intermittent Fasting, Fat Loss, And Muscle Growth

    Proponents of intermittent fasting make a compelling case for their approach. But is it best for your goals? Here's the scientific breakdown, along with a middle-ground approach for maximum muscle growth!

  • The Science Of Sugar And Fat Loss

    Sugar's effects on weight management and your health aren't as cut and dried as you might think. Here's what the research really has to say!

  • Why Long Workouts Won't Cost You Gains

    You may have heard about the perils of stretching your workouts beyond the one-hour mark for fear of becoming "catabolic." Here's why you shouldn't let this old bodybuilding legend guide you!

  • Top 5 Bodybuilding Supplements You're Not Taking Yet

    The next wave of bodybuilding supplements may help you adapt to stressors, recover more quickly, burn fat without stimulants, and much more. Here are 5 you need to know!

  • How To Effectively Set Goals For Lifelong Gains!

    Your tightly held ambitions deserve better than the normal half-assed approach. Learn how natural bodybuilder and powerlifter Layne Norton has crushed one goal after another!

  • PH3: Layne Norton's Power And Hypertrophy Trainer, Nutrition & Supplementation Overview

    Layne Norton's no-nonsense approach to nutrition is the perfect complement to PH3's classic lifts and airtight programming. Here's everything you need to dial in your calories and macros for performance and growth!

  • PH3: Layne Norton's Power And Hypertrophy Trainer, Program Overview

    The big three lifts are your keys to a new world of strength and size. Here's what you need to do—and not do—to get the most out of Layne Norton's groundbreaking PH3 program!

  • PH3: Layne Norton's Power And Hypertrophy Trainer, Taper Week

    Tapering is a crucial component to a strength-focused program, but it's one that far too many lifters overlook. Here's how to dial back your workload just enough to get ready to crush a new PR!