About BioLayne

Layne Norton Stats

Full Name: Layne Eiseman Norton

Birthdate: 12/15/1981

Hometown: Evansville, IN

Resides: Tampa, FL

Contest Weight: 195lbs

Offseason Weight: 220-230lbs

Bodybuilding Career Highlights:

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*
2010 IFPA Pro International: Heavyweight Winner
2010 IFPAGaspari Pro Classic: 4th Place Heavyweight
2010 IFP Yorton Cup Pro World Championships: 5th Place Heavyweight
2010 NGA Pro Universe: 4th Place

*denotes pro qualifier

Current Work:

Bodybuilding/figure/physique coach
Scivation consultant
IFPA & NGA natural pro bodybuilder
Professional Powerlifter

Education:

BS in Biochemistry from Eckerd College with honors (>3.5 GPA) in 2004
PhD Nutritional Sciences with honors (>3.5 GPA), University of Illinois 2010
Thesis Title: Leucine is a critical factor determining protein quantity and quality to initiate muscle protein synthesis

Magazines:

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

Other Highlights:

  • Appeared in Repetrope DVD “Prime Cuts Volume 1″ in 2004
  • 2006 Los Alamos Bodybuilding Championships guest poser
  • Layne Norton Unleashed DVD
  • 2010 OCB Midwest States Guest Poser
  • Chosen for 2010 Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
  • 2010 Recipient of the Graduate Student Research Award from the American Society for Nutrition
  • Layne Norton Reloaded DVD

Powerlifting Highlights:

  • 2009 AAPF Illinois Raw Power Challenge 220 lb class champion
  • 2010 Pro Raw Unity 220 lb class 4th place
  • 2011 Raw United Tony Conyers Extravaganza 220 lb class champion and best pound for pound lifter
  • 2012 APF Europa Pro Raw Challenge 220 lb class champion
  • 2014 USAPL Raw Nationals 93kg Champion
  • 2014 USAPL Southeastern Regionals Overall Champion

Best Lifts: 650 lb squat, 391 lb bench press, 700lb deadlift in 93 kg class. Best single meet 3 lift total: 1725 lb
Achieved ‘Elite’ Raw Total classification

Scientific Publications:

Click below to download my PhD thesis “Leucine is a critical factor determining protein quantity and quality of a complete meal to initiate muscle protein synthesis”

Layne Norton PhD Thesis

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 J Nutr 2006

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

Norton LE, Layman DK, Garlick PJ et al. Isonitrogenous protein sources with different leucine contents differentially effect translation initiation and protein synthesis in skeletal muscle. FASEB J. 2008 (abstract). Norton LE, Layman DK, Garlick PJ et al. Isonitrogenous protein sources with different leucine contents differentially effect translation initiation and protein synthesis in skeletal muscle. FASEB J. 2008 (abstract).

Optimal protein intake to maximize muscle protein synthesis: Examinations of optimal meal protein intake and frequency for maximizing muscle mass in athletes. Agro Food Ind. High-Tech. 2009 Mar/Apr;20(2):54-57.

Norton J Ag Food Ind Hi Tech 2008

Norton LE, Layman DK, Bunpo P, Anthony TG, Brana DV, Garlick PJ.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. J Nutr. 2009 Jun;139(6):1103-9.

Norton J Nutr 2009

Norton LE, Layman DK, Wilson GJ, Moulton CJ, Rupassara SI, Garlick PJ. Leucine contents of isonitrogenous protein sources predict changes in body composition and muscle mass in rats FASEB J April 6, 2010 24:97.5

Wilson GJ, Norton LE, Moulton CJ, Rupassara SI, Garlick PJ, Layman DK. Equal Distributions of Dietary Protein Throughout the Day Maximizes Rat Skeletal Muscle Mass FASEB J April 6, 2010 24:740.17

Thorpe MP, Norton LE, Moulton CJ, Johnson AJW, Evans EM, Layman DK. Protein source modifies bone health in adult rats FASEB J April 6, 2010 24:767.7

Moulton CJ, Norton LE, Wilson GJ, Layman DK. Long-term consumption of leucine-rich meals is associated with mitochondrial changes in skeletal muscle of rats FASEB J March 17, 2011 25:774.15

Wilson GJ, Moulton CJ, Norton LE, Layman DK, Anthony TG, Rupassara SI, Garlick PJ. Muscle Protein Synthesis Refractoriness is overcome by an Oral Leucine or Carbohydrate Supplement FASEB J March 17, 2011 25:233.3

Wilson GJ, Layman DK, Moulton CJ, Norton LE, Anthony TG, Proud CG, Rupassara SI, Garlick PJ. Leucine or carbohydrate supplementation reduces AMPK and eEF2 phosphorylation and extends postprandial muscle protein synthesis and rats. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Dec;301(6):E1236-42.

Wilson_Norton AJP 2011

Wilson JM, Wilson SMC, Loenneke JP, Wray M, Norton LE, Campbell BI, Lowery RP, Stout JR.  Effects of Amino Acids and their Metabolites on Aerobic and Anaerobic Sports. Strength & Conditioning J.  2012 Epub ahead of print.

Norton LE, Wilson GJ, Layman DK, Moulton CJ, Garlick PJ.  Protein distribution affects muscle mass based on differences in postprandial muscle protein synthesis and plasma leucine in rats.  Int Soc Sports Nutr Symposium. 2012 Poster

2012_ISSN_poster

Norton LE, Wilson GJ, Layman DK, Moulton CJ, Garlick PJ.  Leucine content of dietary proteins is a determinant of postprandial skeletal muscle protein synthesis in adult rats.  Nutr & Metab.  2012 9:67

N&M Norton 2012

Wilson JM, Lowery RP, Joy JM, Walters JA, Baier SM, Fuller JC, Stout JR, Norton LE, Sikorski EM, Wilson SMC, Duncan NM, Nelo ZE, Rathmacher J.  B-Hydroxy-B-methylbutyrate free acid reduces markers of exercise-induced muscle damage and improves recovery in resistance-trained men.  Br J Nutr. 2013 Jan 3:1-7.

Wilson Norton HMB