• BioLayne Video Log 5: Think for Yourself (How to Avoid Becoming a Zealot)

    Posted In: Nutrition  /  Posted On: 09.10.12

    In the the 5th installment of the BioLayne Video Log Series Layne discusses why it is important to think for yourself, keep an open mind, and not become indoctrinated to any one way of doing things.

    • greg

      very honest, intellgiant blog good stuff keep it up!

    • Moein

      Hi layne, this is a little off topic, but could you please explain what muscle density is? Is it true dense muscle is built in the lower rep ranges?!

      thank you

    • Marco

      definitely a video that you can’t disagree with, very honest and ‘humble’…and nice frame!

      staying on the off-topic of updated ‘old’ articles of yours,…do you still approach the off season alternating small cycles of bulking & cutting lasting a couple of weeks?

      • http://www.biolayne.com Layne Norton

        sometimes, just depends on my immediate & long term goals

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796025474 Derek Charlebois

      Great VLOG Layne. I enjoy trying new things, be it training programs, nutritional strategies, etc. because, like you, I am searching for what is optimal. To me that is the fun part about bodybuilding/powerlifting.

    • Ash

      Another great video Layne. Maybe I’ll even get the energy to read that paper of yours sometime. I think it’s great you can fit in both proper research and training

    • Mikael Larsson

      I’d be lying if I said I didn’t at times display that zealotry you’re talking about. I’ve followed programs I’ve believed to be the Holy Graal and that everything else is sub-optimal, but thankfully my eyes were opened and I’ve been humbled, much thanks to you and your work. Great job again, Layne.

      • http://www.biolayne.com Layne Norton

        sure! my pleasure

    • Joel

      This is another example of why I love you man (in the platonic sense)! You keep it real and offer your fact based educated opinions and suggestions. I was brought up to question everything (respectfully) and to do my own research so i could come to my own conclusions based on my research and my personal experiences.
      Keep it up Dr. Norton, I truly appreciate your candor and no non-sense approach. Thanks for being HONEST and being a leader in the bodybuilding/fitness community!

    • Graham

      A good reminder of a very important message that applies to everything in life!
      But especially in the bodybuilding field where a lot of people think ‘their way is the only way’

      Appreciate the good work Layne.

      Regards, Graham

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17028114 Brian Snyder

      I just watched this video and passed it along to my erg aids class to watch. I state in my class many of the key points you discuss in this post. I’m an optimistic skeptic. Thanks for your feedback on that study and I might contact you in the future about some of it. Keep up the awesome blogs and work!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27905547 Mauricio Shogun Almanzar

      “But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence. So you have to mold the evidence to get the answer that you’ve already decided you’ve got to have. It doesn’t work that way.” – President Bill Clinton

      I saw that interview and when he said that I thought of this video. The data is what it is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=26704607 Joshua Hockett

      Just saw this now Layne. Great stuff! I think many of the gurus and muscle/nutrition pundits need to take a few courses in principles of research and statistics. The days of tradition and dogma are long gone with the advent of such scientific advancements of discoveries in nutrition and training. Its not about what everyone used to do anymore but rather when the research shows should be done in the lab and in the field/gym. Well said on all aspects though!

    • Marc

      Dr. Norton, I absolutely love this video… pure common sense. This video inspires me to draw my own theories and to experiment with different methods to see what works best for me.

      I have also been debating about whether to pursue an MD or a PhD, and your devotion to fitness and science makes a strong case for the latter. Thank you so much for this.

    • Shane

      Hey, Layne.
      I am current on my own nutrition plan with the goal of reducing bodyfat. I eat frequent meals. In the video you mention that eating frequently may not be optimal for fat loss. Why is this?

      thanks for your time.