Brad Borland

Brad Borland

Brad is a University Lecturer with a Master’s degree in Kinesiology. In addition to several years of experience competing as a natural bodybuilder, Brad holds a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Brad is a veteran of the Air National Guard and proudly served on several deployments including Afghanistan in 2003, for a total of 21 years. After returning home from Afghanistan, Brad was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (2004). He went through nine months of chemotherapy before a full recovery and eventually found his way back to the bodybuilding stage.

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