I am happy to announce that my second DVD, Layne Norton: Reloaded is nearing completion. This DVD chronicles my journey to the natural pro stage for the first time and what it took to get there. You will get to see my graduation from the University of Illinois with my PhD, our move to Tampa, FL, lots of training footage, tons of backstage footage from my shows, and much more. Overall this DVD has more than 3 hours of footage including bonus features! It also has an awesome soundtrack with my friends of Chimaira taking up the lead. It is different from my first DVD Unleashed, in that Unleashed was almost purely educational, whereas this is more of a documentary DVD. There is still plenty of info in it to be found, but the focus is on my preparation for my shows. You'll get to see my ups, my downs, and even some cranky 'prep moments.' We didn't pull any punches and left it all in for you guys to see. The result is a very real look inside what all went into the preparation for these shows and how much it meant to me and Isabel. I hope you all enjoy it.
As for the actual ordering information, we have some AWESOME deals for you guys to take advantage of. Likely suggested shelf retail of the DVD will be $44.99. If you pre-order, you can get the DVD for $35 (including shipping) if you live in the US or $45 if you live outside the US. If you include your name with your order, I will also sign the DVD and send you a free autographed 8X10 photo for no extra cost.
If you have not ordered Unleashed and you would like to buy my first DVD (Unleashed) and Reloaded together, we have an AWESOME deal for you. You can get both for $50 including shipping! For orders outside the US it will be $60. I will sign both of them if you include your name with your order and also send you an autographed 8X10 photo for no extra cost.
Finally, I want you to know that I appreciate EVERYONE who has already ordered the first DVD and I am also going to make sure you guys get a sweet deal two. If you have already ordered the first DVD I will send you reloaded for $25 ($35 for orders outside the US) with an autographed photo. What you'll have to do is send me the transaction number if you payed through paypal, or a picture of you holding the DVD that I signed for you. So proof of purchase or a picture with a DVD signed to you will work.
Keep in mind the time frame on this pre-order is VERY short. As soon as I receive the DVDs and ship them to suppliers it will likely be finished. Also, if I run out of stock of Unleashed (the first DVD) it will be finished. We only have a few hundred copies of Unleashed remaining and we do not plan on printing more after that. If you don't have the first DVD this may be your LAST chance to get it!
The DVD is in the final processing stages and will begin printing within around a week and should be ready to ship sometime in early January, so my best guess is that if you order now, you will get it sometime in early to mid January for orders in the US, and mid to late January for orders outside the US.
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Thank you guys, I hope you enjoy it. Please check out the trailer below
I hear people talk all the time about using a diuretic to lose subcutaneous water. Absolute bunk!!!!!! Water is held in a constant distribution between intracellular & extracellular space about a 70:30 ratio This is good. If you add a diruetic sure you lose some from the extracellular space, but like any chemical system you can't just push the pendulum one way and expect it not to swing back. It will also pull water from inside the cell in order to maintain the proper gradient. If you actually could change this gradient it would cause all kinds of hell. This concentration gradient is crucial for the osmolarity in the cell as well as the correct balance of ions across the cell membrane. So you lose it in the same distribution (70:30) and so all you've done is manage to lose total body water and flatten yourself out. This is bad. Anyone who tells you a diuretic will remove water ONLY from the extracellular space and not the intracellular is straight selling you nonesense, or they just don't understand physiology. It's quite simply, it's taught in basic chemistry: Le' Chatelier's Principle which states: "If a chemical system at equilibrium experiences a change in concentration, temperature, volume (ie water volume), or partial pressure, then the equilibrium shifts to counter-act the imposed change." I know that's not the sexy answer, but it's the TRUTH. Something not many people like hearing these days. Much easier to dream about a magic pill or peaking strategy. Here's a peaking strategy. GET SHREDDED. PERIOD! END OF STORY! cutting water will have a very similar effect as a diuretic. sure you'll lose some subcutaneous water, but you'll actually lose a greater proportion from the intracellular space in order to maintain the proper gradient. This is chemistry class 101. I actually remember seeing this in my AP chem class in high school where they used a semi-permeable bag with water on the inside & outside to show us. They sucked some water out of the outside of the bag (outside the cell) and sure enough. Water from inside the bag crossed the wall to the outside in order to maintain the same proportion. Again, very basic stuff here. The body is a master of homeostasis and nobody is going to 'outsmart' a million years of evolution. Well technically since the cell gradient thing has been around since single celled amoebas how about raising that to half a billion years of evolution. Ain't happenin'. Stop looking for a miracle cure to peaking properly. The only way to ensure you look shredded onstage is to... DUH get shredded and lose as much bodyfat as possible! Crazy final week protocols are the snuggie of contest prep. It's like buying the products on midnight cable. They don't work and they'll make you look stupid if you buy them. -Layne
1) Messages all the ladies in the top 6 constantly
2) Looks as if he couldn't find a weight room, much less lift anything in it
3) Constantly makes small talk with every women who will give him any attention
4) calls every girl "hon" or "babe" or "sweetie" or "insert stupid pet name here"
5) Constantly trying to get anyone in the top 6 on their 'program'
6) Constantly asked how a girls' workout went, even though it's quite obvious they have no idea what it means to workout
7) Anyone with a large amount of body hair who rubs oil on themselves and dons a G-string; wait that's not a schmoe... that's just straight up DELUSIONAL!
8) A married man who only has women as his friends and constantly makes small talk with each of them
9) Any man who uses the phrase "Keep pumping hard!"
10) Anyone who has left more than 3 comments on eurasiansurgeon's bodyspace (hey the gals in good shape but read some of those comments and tell me they aren't Schmoe worthy!"
NEED I SAY MORE! :D
Ok, now everyone tell me how mean I am and about how they are not schmoes they just 'admire hard work'. Yea buddy ok. You can admire a hard worker without leaving her 50 comments on her bodyspace per day.
And again, if you are married, then you are a piece of crap and the lowest form of Schmoe.
-Layne "Schmoe-less" Norton
Ok, enough is enough people. I get it. You don't understand the concept of a meaningful relationship. You also must not get the concept of marriage with all the married people on here flirting with others. What the hell is wrong with you? If you are so starved for attention then you need to address it with your significant other, not run around on bodyspace and talk about 'how bad do you want it?' Give me a ****in' break people. Maybe I am just old school and believe a vow means something, but to me that is no better than sneaking around at a bar trying to pick up someone while your partner is at home. You people make me sick. I guess I shouldn't be suprised, with all the pieces of crap out there, some of them had to end up on bodyspace.
That's right, apparantly if you are a guy you need to stick your d*** right in front of the camera and grab it. If you are a woman you need to mash your boobs together and put them right in front of the camera. I mean this is BODYspace and BODYbuilding.com. Not Cockspace or Titspace or titbuilding.com. If you are a woman you can be sexy without shoving your boobs right in front of the camera. Look at Ava Cowen, Chicken Tuna, Amysuds, they all are very attractive women who have very sexy pictures but disply their BODY (abs, arms, delts, etc) rather than just stuffing their boobs in front of the camera. Kudos for understanding the actual meaning of the site ladies.
Don't even get me started on the idiots grabbing their d*** (apparantly it's the cool thing to do these days) and put an expression on their face like they are doing some kind of moan.
Am I hating? Sure, but not because I'm jealous, I've got enough exposure, I just think it's downright stupid.
/ok done ranting
A good friend of mine is now the top viewed profile on bodyspace! http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/
Carissa has worked super hard to get to where she is and I'm glad to see her getting the exposure she deserves. Everyone stop by and encourage her as she works towards her pro card this year!
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OK guys. Well I know many of you have been awaiting my DVD and I'm happy to report that it is finished and available for pre-order! If you pre-order your DVD not only will you not be charged for shipping if you live in the US (if you live outside the US there will be an additional $5 fee), you will also receive a significant discount off of the retail price and your DVD cover will come to you autographed.
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here is the trailer for the dvd, the DVD quality is much higher but youtube always looks worse after it's uploaded, so don't fear, it's very high quality vid.
****ght I get it. People like sex and sex sells. But this is bodyspace. Not a hooters or a chip-n-dales calendar shoot! I understand boobs are part of figure and fitness, and hell even I appreciate a nice body but if you are into 'fitness' or on BODYspace don't you think your physique should have something other than just boobs? Legs maybe? Arm muscle? Back? And I'm not exactly sure how crotch grabbing and tilting your head back helps accentuate your muscles. Maybe I'm just an old fogey now but I think BODYspace should be about the whole body... not just your boobs or crotch grabbing.
I shall prepare for the criticism to come! But first... a crotch grab!
Ok got back from the doc today
He says I am healing great. We are still touch and go though according to him, I'm still being held together by "superglue" LOL. He said at 8 weeks post surgery I'll "start to have tissue that's worth a damn." LOL. So we won't be doing any loading for 2 more weeks. BUT he did take my brace off... OH MY GOD IT FEELS SO GOOD TO MOVE! I cannot stress how much we all take our daily functions for granted. We really do. Not being able to reach with your right hand, or play sports, or even hold Isabel with my right arm... it sucked. He gave me some stretches to do and said I'm already pretty flexible compared to where he thought I might be so that's good.
I also talked to him about my leg workouts. He said he wants to wait 2 more weeks for the safety squat bar; said he's concerned about it pressing on the tissue, so that's out for 2 more weeks; but that's ok. He said one armed smith machine is totally fine so I'll be hammering lots of those. I just feel so blessed that I'm pulling through this and it looks like I just might get out with nothing but a scar. Once again; I know these things are not life and death, but I love bodybuilding and am so excited at the prospect of being able to continue to do it. I didn't take pics today but I am going to take some tomorrow. My right arm is down just over an inch, and my right pec is now visibly atrophied... still not as bad as I thought it would be. But I have gained some size on my legs... I'll take it!
First off an update on my injury. Yesterday I went in
for another check up and this time I actually got to
speak with the surgeon. He felt around on the tear
area and was very pleased with the progress. He said
he believed I was healing ahead of schedule. He
thinks I may be back lifting heavy in around 6 months
which is great news. I also got to talk to him more
about the actual tear itself. He told me that the
lower head of my pec completely tore away from my
tendon. I had always assumed it was merely a partial
tear, but in fact I had completely separated the
tendon from the muscle! The doctor told me that he
honestly was worried that the sutures would not hold,
but now he is very encouraged because it seems to be
healing well. In his words "we're holding that thing
together with shoe laces and bubble gum man." He
wants me to keep the brace on my arm for another 3
weeks to ensure that I do not tear my sutures away.
After 3 more weeks I'll begin physical therapy and
start to get some of my function back. As you can
imagine, I am thrilled to death with how well
everything has gone. It really puts everything in
perspective when you have something you love very
nearly taken from you. Next time you think about not
wanting to do a workout or complaining about how hard
your workout is, think about how lucky you are to be
able to workout and be healthy. It's a gift and we
should all be more appreciative of it, myself
In other news: I recently entered a new abstract in
the Nutritional Sciences
Symposium poster competition. I won this competition
last year and so I knew it would be difficult to do it
again as is extremely competitive in the
field of nutrition. The title of my abstract I
presented was "Isonitrogenous protein sources with
different leucine contents differentially effect
translation initiation and protein synthesis in
skeletal muscle." The short of the research was we
fed subjects whey or wheat protein at 3 different
total protein levels and looked at the differences in
anabolic response to the meal (protein synthesis and
translation factor activation). We found that whey
was superior to wheat protein at stimulating protein
synthesis and translation factor activation even
though the total protein intake was the same. We also
determined that leucine content of a meal was a better
indicator of the anabolic response than total protein
content. The judges for my section were very critical
and asked me very insightful questions. I wasn't sure
how well I had done as the judges were very critical
but in the end my name was announced in first place!
Obviously I feel very honored to have won the award
twice in a row, it is really great to know that other
experts think your research is worthwhile. Hopefully
I can keep it rolling!
Until next time,
check out my latest article in the April edition of Ironman Magazine about occlusion training on page 102. Gabe and Jacob Wilson of Abcbodybuilding.com along with myself explain the science and practical application of this unique training technique. I hope you enjoy the article.
|Arnold Classic Update|
Please check out my shoulder training article in the March Issue of Ironman Magazine on page 118. If you like the article, let them know. Positive feedback helps keep the magazines interested in my articles. I hope you all enjoy it, you can check out a preview of it here: http://www.ironmanmagazine.com/articles/t/6703-shocking-shoulders.pdf
Hey everyone. On January 7th and January 14th I was interviewed on the Big Nation program on Ultimate Radio. I discussed training, nutrition, and my thoughts on the state of Natural Bodybuilding. Please check it out:
Link for January 7th show:
Link for January 14th show:
I hope you all enjoy it!