Came across these pics of layne cruising around the net, thought id post them up for those that mightn't have seen them before.
I posted these in my journal, but I thought it might be good for some younger guys to see. There is so much out there about what can be achieved, what can't be achieved. What is possible and what isn't. To be clear, I have nothing against guys that choose to use steroids, I still got a lot of respect and even friends who choose to use steroids and so long as they are competing in untested shows, I've got no problem with that. It's just something I've chosen not to do. Not on a high horse, just this has been my path I've chosen to walk. I see around various places anytime anyone posts pictures of someone who is impressive in anyway, people automatically become accusatory. But most of these people cannot possibly understand what it's like to put in a decade + of consistent, hard work, on diet and nutrition. So I have posted pictures of me starting at age 15 so maybe you can get an idea of someone who isn't a genetic freak, what they can do when they put their mind to it.[/FONT]
So without further adieu
Age 15: just started lifting
When I hit 16 I took about a year where I didn't lift (first girlfriend) but got back into it at age 17 and this is a picture at 18 years old after I'd been after it for about a year, starting to get a good upper body but still had zero legs
At age 19 I did my first show, won the teen class and the men's novice tall class
Then these are pictures from age 20 and my 2nd series of shows