Brad Borland

Brad has a Master's degree in Kinesiology and is a strength and conditioning specialist, military veteran, cancer survivor and Associate Editor at Muscle & Strength.
Brad Borland

Quick Stats

  • 6'2"
  • 215 lbs
  • Masters in Kinesiology
  • 11 Years
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • BradBorland.com

About Brad Borland

I paid for and earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). I know, way too many acronyms!

I started out as a skinny kid struggling to gain every ounce of muscle. As a young kid at 6’2? and 125 pounds I wasn’t too intimidating.

Competing as a drug-free natural bodybuilder with a few shiny trophies I have trained, motivated consulted and harassed many clients from all aspects of life from the competitive bodybuilder and athlete to the elderly and rehabilitated.

Having trained in commercial health clubs, wellness clinics, hospitals, university facilities and military installations such as tents, sand pits and old Russian bunkers I have also helped many with diets and eating habits as well as contest preparation.

I am also a veteran of the Air National Guard and proudly served in Afghanistan in 2003. However, upon coming home from Afghanistan I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma (2004), an immune system cancer which my brother and father were survivors of prior. I went through 9 months of chemotherapy before a full recovery and gained back most of my hair.

When my wife isn’t telling me to quit flexing, I currently write for Muscle & Strength on the subjects of training, nutrition, supplements, motivation and everything cool.

I have a precious son with my beautiful wife Courtney.

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Brad Borland's Content

5 Things You Can Learn From CrossFit
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Traps are the New Abs: Here's How to Build Them
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8 Ways Women's Magazines Got Fitness All Wrong
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The Working Man's Guide to Gains
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5 Best 20 Minute HIIT Cardio Workouts For Rapid Fat Loss
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Start the New Year Right: Awaken the New You
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9 Diet Hacks You Can Act On Right Now!
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10 Unusual Carbohydrates You've Probably Never Eaten
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Love Handle Workouts: 5 Routines That Torch Unwanted Fat
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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Bodybuilding Supplements
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5 Healthy Fat Sources You're Not Eating
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10 Lessons Learned in 25 Years Under the Bar
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5 Simple and Effective Ways To Lose Muscle
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From Cutting to Bulking: Let the Mass Gains Commence
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7 BS Facts About Muscle That Everyone Thinks are True
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9 Workout Mistakes That Limit Muscle Growth Potential
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11 Reasons You Can't Lose Fat
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Best Morning Workout For Building Muscle Mass
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Creatine Pre Or Post Workout? When to Take Creatine Supplements
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5 Crazy But Effective Shoulder Building Exercises
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5 Brutal Calf Workout Finishers
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5 Best Bodyweight Triceps Exercises
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Maximize Your Diet: 10 Commandments of Modern Nutrition
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5 Crazy But Effective Back Building Exercises
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12 Fitness Cookbooks You Should Own
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5 Brutal Hamstring Workout Finishers
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5 Best Chest Exercises Without Equipment
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Stop Hacking Your Diet! 10 Nutrition Tips For Optimal Results
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Maximize Your Workout: 10 Commandments of Modern Training
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Calves
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Mission Impossible: Build Muscle And Burn Fat At The Same Time
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5 Brutal Quad Workout Finishers For Your Next Leg Day
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Jason Momoa's Workout: Accelerated Results 7 (AR-7) Training
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10 Best Muscle Building Meals At Big Chain Restaurants
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5 Brutal Arm Workout Finishers You Have To Try
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Stephen Amell’s Arrow Workout: Strength & Functional Training
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Legs
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5 Muscle Building Meals To Eat Before You Go To Sleep
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Make Your Own Homemade Pre-Workout Supplement
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7 Ways To Add Protein To Any Meal
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Creatine Revisited: New Findings on the World's Most Popular Supplement
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5 Most Effective Exercises For Building Your Triceps
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Jai Courtney Workout: How Jai Got Swole for Terminator Genisys
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10 Awesome Bodybuilding Books You Should Read
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Does Testosterone Build Muscle?
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How To Build Forearm Muscle Size With Only 3 Exercises
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Top 5 Back Exercises Without Equipment
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Posted Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:40
Brad

Hello all,

I noticed a lot of comments here. Please feel free to have a visit at my site (listed above in the author's info). I can answer more of your questions there.

Thanks!
Brad

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Posted Fri, 12/13/2013 - 09:51
jesus arroyo

my only question is, why are there so many dislikes on all those comments? a lot of your advice are pretty accurate and out of the book. people either haven't gone to school to see the information themselves or are stuck on preconceived notions of information and won't bother on researching with an open mind.

“The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Alvin Toffler

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Posted Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:20
jason.kolbo

hi thanks for writing this i have trouble with them think i doing good then stop moving forward but think if i try this it might help

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Posted Sat, 11/16/2013 - 19:15
M.Ball

What it do how do I build like you and how ling do you think it will take

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Posted Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:27
Jim

Hello i know you make many workouts aiming to produce a similar physique(as much as possible) to those of heroes from movies like wolverine,Bane,etc etc,Could it be possible to make a workout resulting is a physique similar of Henry Cavill in Superman:Man of Steel.Thanks in regard.

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Posted Fri, 11/08/2013 - 17:47
Julian Jäger

Great natural physique!!! Keep going and thanks for the interesting articles. Some contain precious pieces of information even for me. I am going to compete next year too. Completely natural. Age 19. Looking forward to get to your level.

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2013 - 12:29
Matt Carroll

Hi brad, I'm in about week 3 of your bane workout and loving it. Thanks a lot for making it. Now I'm currently an active duty Marine who is just trying to bulk up a bit while still keeping decent cardio. I recently got enrolled in a crossfit type class early in the morning and have been doing your workout in the afternoons. Will this hurt my gains or is it overkill? Thank you

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Posted Tue, 05/28/2013 - 15:50
Brennan w

I'm 17 and have been reading alot of your stuff. I'm in decent shape for my age and weigh like 155. I was wondering if you have a workout schedule/diet for my age to bulk up alot this summer. Thanks

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Posted Thu, 04/11/2013 - 06:59
Tim W

Hi Brad,

I'm in the first week of the "Superhero" workout and am struggling to work out what the measurements are for the diet, specifically the "cup" measurement. I assume that we're talking uncooked volume of food, but is there a grams/ounces measurement as cooking a cup of rice seems to leave me enough to lay house foundations with! The measurements I'm after conversions for are the oatmeal, greek yoghurt and rice portions. The workout kicks ass though!

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Posted Tue, 04/09/2013 - 09:06
Nick Whitlam

Hi Brad,
I cant decide which program I should start? i've looked at the Baine and 300 programs and some of the shred fat programs on this site. I'm 32, 6'6 and weigh approx 97Kg (214Ib). In the past having used gyms for years now I've had well built defined arms, shoulders and a flatish stomach but no six pack. But recently this has all gone. I'm wanting to build alot of mass and definination on my arms, chest and shoulders (Baine program) but strip the fat away and get rid of the 'love handles' and belly but do this without loosing muscle (300 program). Can I do both at the same time or should I build Muscle with one program then strip fat with another or vis versa? Due to my work I travel a lot so the times I can get to the gym vary week to week. Some times its Monday, Tuesday and saturday but the next it might be everyday of the week. Also a lot of the time I can only get a session in during my lunch hour at work so this limits the amout of stuff I can do. Any advise or guidence? Cheers Nick

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Posted Sat, 12/08/2012 - 21:36
Austin

Hi Brad,
Im a 17 year old who has been made fun of all my life. I am a big guy and as much as i hate to say it i have my chest problem (man boobs), which i want to lose bad. I want to start the "Insane Bane Workout" but i was told that the bench press would make it worse, and the eating, i would figure would make it worse. Can you please help me with this problem im having im determind to lose wait and my goal is to get stronger and bigger withe "the Insane Bane Workout" thanks, Austin

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Posted Tue, 09/04/2012 - 23:22
Trevor

Hi Brad,

I'm wondering what particular muscle groups you would recommend to workout on which days? I typically like to work out 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. What split do you recommend?

Thanks!

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Posted Mon, 04/30/2012 - 15:08
Kris Wilkes

Hi Brad! Congrats on all your life successes and thanks for all the great articles! I am a 56 year old female masters figure competitor, natural. I am training for masters nationals in late July. That show is not drug tested and many of the competitors have rock hard glutes, so so hard for a natural female. Any exercises you have found that are especially effective for glutes? I train really hard, but that part just lags. Ugh! Thanks again!!!

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Posted Thu, 05/10/2012 - 10:57
Brad Borland

Hi Kris,

The one move that is hands down the greatest glute remedy is the walking lunge. Go for length with light weight. Also, be sure to do plenty of glute and hip stretching as it has the potential to tighten the hip area up a bit which could hinder other lifts. So stretch thoroughly.