• Bodybuilding / Physique Coach
  • Carbon & Biolayne LLC Founder
  • Professional Powerlifter
  • IFPA & Natural Pro Bodybuilder

About Layne

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

- Henry Drummond
  • Full Name: Layne Eiseman Norton
  • Birthdate: 12/15/1981
  • Hometown: Evansville, IN
  • Resides: Tampa, FL
  • Contest Weight: 191-195lbs
  • Current Weight: 205lbs
Current Work:

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


Bodybuilding Career Highlights

  • INBF Mid America Muscle Classic overall Teen champion
  • SNBF Tennessee men’s open tall champion
  • ABA Mr. Indiana men’s open overall champion
  • ABA Mr. Illinois men’s open overall champion
  • OCB Spirit of America men’s open heavyweight runner-up
  • OCB Great Lakes States men’s open overall champion*
  • NGA Heart of America Natural Classic men’s open overall champion*
  • IFPA Pro International: Heavyweight Winner
  • IFPA Gaspari Pro Classic: 4th Place Heavyweight
  • IFP Yorton Cup Pro World Championships: 5th Place Heavyweight
  • NGA Pro Universe: 4th Place
* denotes pro qualifier
Layne Norton

Powerlifting Highlights

AAPF Illinois Raw Power Challenge 220 lb class champion
Pro Raw Unity 220 lb class 4th place
Raw United Tony Conyers Extravaganza 220 lb class champion and best pound for pound lifter
APF Europa Pro Raw Challenge 220 lb class champion
USAPL Raw Nationals 93kg Champion
USAPL Southeastern Regionals Overall Champion
Arnold Raw Power Challenge 93kg Champion
IPF World Championships 93kg Overall Silver Medalist
USAPL Raw National 93kg Runner Up
  • Achieved 'Elite' Raw Total classification
  • Current IPF 93 kg class World Record Squat 303 kg (668 lbs)
  • Former USAPL 93 kg National Record Squat 303 kg (668 lbs)
  • Former USAPL 93 kg National Record Deadlift 322.5 kg (711 lbs)
  • Best total: 800kg/1763lb at 91.7kg/202lb bodyweight


Scientific Publications

B-Hydroxy-B-methylbutyrate free acid reduces markers of exercise-induced muscle damage and improves recovery in resistance-trained men.

Protein distribution affects muscle mass based on differences in postprandial muscle protein synthesis and plasma leucine in rats.

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.


Other Highlights

Appeared in Repetrope DVD "Prime Cuts Volume 1
Los Alamos Bodybuilding Championships guest poser
Layne Norton Unleashed DVD
APF Europa Pro Raw Challenge 220lb class champion
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