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Layne Norton

Unless a man takes on more than he can possibly do, he will never do all he possibly can.

- Henry Drummond

General Information:

  • Birthplace: Evansville, IN
  • Location: Tampa, FL


  • BS Biochemistry (Honors) from Eckerd College
  • PhD Nutritional Sciences (Honors) from the University of Illinois

Scientific Publications:

Layne Norton PHD Thesis

Leucine is a critical factor determining protein quantity and quality of a complete meal to initiate muscle protein synthesis.

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DK. Leucine regulates translation initiation of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle after exercise.

Norton LE, Layman

J Nutr. 2006 Feb;136(2):533S-537S.

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The leucine content of a complete meal directs peak activation but not duration of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and mammalian target of rapamycin signaling in rats.

Norton LE, Layman DK, Bunpo P, Anthony TG, Brana DV, Garlick PJ

J Nutr. 2009 Jun;139(6):1103-9

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Leucine or carbohydrate supplementation reduces AMPK and eEF2 phosphorylation and extends postprandial muscle protein synthesis in rats.

Wilson GJ, Layman DK, Moulton CJ, ****Norton LE, Anthony TG, Proud CG, Rupassara SI, Garlick PJ

Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Dec;301(6):E1236-42

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Leucine content of dietary proteins is a determinant of postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in adult rats.

Norton LE, Wilson GJ, Layman DK, Moulton CJ, Garlick PJ

Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012 Jul 20;9(1):67

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Meal Distribution of Dietary Protein and Leucine Influences Long-Term Muscle Mass and Body Composition in Adult Rats.

Norton LE, Wilson GJ, Moulton CJ, Layman DK

J Nutr. 2017 Feb;147(2):195-201

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Metabolic adaptation to weight loss: implications for the athlete.

Trexler ET, Smith-Ryan AE, ****Norton LE.****

J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014 Feb 27;11(1):7. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-11-7

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Changes in body composition and performance with supplemental HMB-FA+ATP.

Phillips SM, Aragon AA, Arciero PJ, Arent SM, Close GL, Hamilton DL, Helms ER, Henselmans M, Loenneke JP, ****Norton LE, Ormsbee MJ, Sale C, Schoenfeld BJ, SmithRyan AE, Tipton KD, Vukovich MD, Wilborn C, Willoughby DS

J Strength Cond Res. 2017 May;31(5):e71-e72

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The Effects of Moderate- Versus High-Load Resistance Training on Muscle Growth, Body Composition, and Performance in Collegiate Women.

Cholewa JM, Rossi FE, MacDonald C, Hewins A, Gallo S, Micenski A, ****Norton L, Campbell BI

J Strength Cond Res. 2018 Jun;32(6):1511-1524

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The Effects of a Sports Nutrition Education Intervention on Nutritional Status, Sport Nutrition Knowledge, Body Composition, and Performance during Off Season Training in NCAA Division I Baseball Players.

Rossi FE, Landreth A, Beam S, Jones T, ****Norton L, Cholewa JM

J Sports Sci Med. 2017 Mar 1;16(1):60-68

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Intermittent Dieting: Theoretical Considerations for the Athlete.

Peos JJ, ****Norton LE, Helms ER, Galpin AJ, Fournier P

Sports (Basel). 2019 Jan 16;7(1):22

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Current Work:

Biolayne LLC
Fat Loss Forever, The Complete Contest Prep Guide, The Complete Reverse Dieting Guide
Carbon Diet Coach
Outwork Nutrition
Physique Coaching Academy

Bodybuilding Highlights:

  • 2006 OCB Great Lakes States Men's Overall Champion (Pro Card)
  • 2006 NGA Heart of America Men's Overall Champion (Pro Card)
  • 2010 IFPA Pro International: Heavyweight Champion
  • 2010 IFPA Yorton Cup Pro World Championship: 5th Place Heavyweight

Powerlifting Highlights:

  • 2024 Powerliftng America M1 93 kg National Champion
  • 2023 Powerliftng America M1 93 kg National Champion
  • 2022 IPF M1 93kg World Champion
  • 2022 Powerlifting America M1 93 kg National Champion
  • 2015 USAPL 93kg National Champion
  • 2015 IPF World Championships 93kg Gold Medal Squat (World Record)
  • 2015 IPF World Championships 93kg Overall Silver Medalist
  • 2015 Arnold Pro Raw Power Challenge 93kg Champion
  • 2014 USAPL 93kg National Champion

Best Competition Performances:

303 kg/668 lbs (Former IPF World Record)
Bench Press:
177.5 kg/391 lbs
Dead Lift:
330 kg/727 lbs (105kg weight class)
Best total (93 kg class):
800 kg/1762 lbs
Best total (105 kg class):
807.5 kg/1781 lbs