Brad Borland

Brad Borland
Quick Stats
  • 6'2"
  • 215 lbs
  • Masters in Kinesiology
  • 11 Years
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Brad has a Master's degree in Kinesiology and is a strength and conditioning specialist, military veteran, and cancer survivor.

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.

Brad Borland's Content

Mass Confusion: Which Supplements Are Worth Their Weight
Bodybuilder Brad Borland tells you which nutritional supplements should be a part of your daily plan and which top products you should give an honest chance.
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Supplements for Muscle Growth
What supplements are best for muscle growth, and how do I take them? Build the foundation of your supplement program for optimal results.
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Randy McMinn
Posted on: Sun, 05/17/2020 - 22:32

Hi Brad am 63 what to lose my belly fat 32.2bmi and build muscle been out out out of bodybuilding since the 90s so rite now doing walking can u help me out pls RandyMac

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:48

Hi Brad, i just read your autobiography and i hace yo say i found it really inspiring. Specially since i think i share with you several life aspects. I'm an Officer of the Peruvian Navy and have been recenthly diagnosed with Hodking Lymphoma as well. I'm about to start treatment, and i hope everythings goes as well as in your case. I'm glad to hear you grew back almost allí of your hair! Means mine has an opportunity too!

Posted on: Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:16

Hi!!Mr Brad can i do with my diet if i start at 6am at my job and i workout a 430pm,and you program is only 3 meals and 2 shakes ...the program is carb cycling thanks!!!

Joe Johnson
Posted on: Thu, 10/20/2016 - 10:19

I have been on a extended leave for 7 1/2 years.
during this time, by the grace of God, I have transformed my body. I feel better than I ever remember and very thankful for it. I am new to the internet and Brad is very inspiring. i am looking forward to my new exercise regimen with help from all! Full range of motion has always been paramount in my routine. Some guys tell me different, but it is good to hear that ROM is the right and only way. Thank you.

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:40

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.


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

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

Posted on: Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:20

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

Posted on: Sat, 11/16/2013 - 19:15

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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?


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

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!!!

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

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.