The Final Word On The Possibility Of Getting Fit Fast
Layne Norton is not one to make “get fit fast” promises. The 32-year-old natural pro bodybuilder and powerlifter with a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences pays no attention to articles titled “12 Weeks To Shredded Abs” or “12 Weeks To Big Guns.” And neither should you.
“I’ve been offered money to write articles like that and I’ll say, ‘No, I’m not going to do that because I’m not going to mislead people,’” he says over the phone from Tampa, Florida. “I’m not trying to be sanctimonious about it. It’s just that I’m not going to do something I don’t believe in.”
Here’s what Norton does believe in: consistent exercise and a flexible diet. It’s not very sexy, he admits. “You can imagine how hard it is for me to talk to people. Everybody’s used to someone telling them that there’s a simple solution to all their problems and if you just follow this magic protocol, you’ll be a Greek god in 12 weeks. And I’m over here saying, ‘Nah, it’s going to take years. You have to work really hard and be really consistent and be patient.’ People read that and say, ‘I don’t have time for this guy.’ But I’m the one telling you the truth.”
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