Kailan Kalina


Kailan Kalina is a Bodybuilding.com content editor and competitive powerlifter with a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and communications from the University of Oregon. She is a certified personal trainer.

When not training, Kalina can be found writing for her personal blog, consuming copious amounts of sushi and tacos (not simultaneously), and exploring new hiking trails in the mountains of Idaho.


  • The Plan That Helped This Hardgainer Pack on 50 Pounds

    Prasad's thinness was a source of public ridicule, and his confidence was taking a major hit. But rather than give up, he gave everything he had to improving his life. Yes, he gained weight, but he also gained plenty that the scale didn't show!

  • A Day in the Life of a UFC Fighter with Sean Brady

    Never underestimate the work and discipline that goes into being a UFC fighter. Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Sean Brady details a day in his life during his preparation for an event; and it's not just about swinging punches.

  • The 5 Best Conditioning Drills for Basketball

    If basketball is your game, Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Myree Bowden has five favorite drills to help you improve your conditioning on the court.

  • Brian DeCosta's Shredded-Upper-Body Workout

    Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Brian DeCosta's got workouts for days for you. Take a crack at his latest upper-body destroyer!

  • 23-Year-Old CrossFit Star Saxon Panchik Has It All Figured Out

    Panchik is crushing workouts, business, and life at a young age. Here's the how and why behind his success up to this point.

  • Rule the Stage: How to Master the Art of Bodybuilding Contest Prep

    Team Bodybuilding.com athletes Brian DeCosta and Abel Albonetti offer unique insights on what it takes to be dialed in come showtime.

  • 2 Better Ways to Break Up with Your Fitness Goals

    Everyone seems to have their thing these days. But what if you're feeling done with yours? Here are a couple of ways to preserve the benefits of what you've been doing, while also opening yourself up to new possibilities!

  • I Trained with the Strongest Female Powerlifter in History and Here's What We Did

    They say if you want to be the best, you've got to train like (or with) the best. Veteran powerlifter and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Laura Phelps shows us exactly what that means with a max-effort lower-body day.

  • Mostafa Yousri Lost 75 Pounds and 18 Percent Body Fat

    The Bodybuilding.com Transformation Challenge Series helped this 31-year-old architect from Egypt take control of his body and his life.

  • 30-Minute At-Home Workout for Muscle and Strength

    Get your burn on with this power workout from Scott Herman! Using nothing more than body weight and dumbbells, experience a full-body butt-kicker that builds crazy conditioning while helping burn fat and add muscle. It's an all-in-one powerhouse!

  • Brian DeCosta's High-Volume Back Workout

    Bad back got you blue? Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Brian DeCosta has the workout Rx for an impressive wingspan that functions even better than it looks!

  • 2 Chest Workouts for Building Muscle-Packed Pecs

    These workouts by Optimum Nutrition athletes Lony Pizarro and Tobias Young will have you questioning if you'll ever train chest again!

  • 3 Arm Workouts for Guaranteed Growth

    Defined guns put the finishing touch on an impressive physique. Optimum Nutrition athletes Tobias Young, Whitney Wiser, and Lony Pizzaro have just what you need to sculpt those tank-top-worthy arms!

  • Bodybuilding.com's Guide to the CrossFit Games

    The 2019 CrossFit Games are days away, so we're spotlighting this sport and celebrating our Team Bodybuilding.com Games athletes: Kelsey Kiel and Saxon Panchik!

  • Hypertrophy Training for the Off-Season Strongman

    Time to step away from the Atlas stones and car pulls. Pro strongman competitor and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Anthony Fuhrman makes the case for fitting volume training into your long-term program.

  • 6 Underrated Strength Goals for Women

    We all know how impressive it is to be able to squat, bench, deadlift, or overhead press an unreal amount of weight, but what about the strength achievements that don't get as much attention, and often carry over into these movements?

  • Uzoma Obilor's Classic Arms Workout

    Looking for a straightforward, badass arm workout that gets you results? IFBB Classic Physique pro Uzoma Obilor shows you a better way to enlarge those bis and tris.

  • 9 Tips to Take Your Transformation to the Next Level

    Waiting for a sign to start taking your health and fitness seriously? Here it is, and here's how to put it into action.

  • Full Upper-Body Workout for Phenomenal Muscle Growth

    Mike Rashid brings you into battle (or in his case, the ring) with his hybrid training program, Kingmaker. Try his full upper-body workout and keep your strength and size gains in the center ring.

  • Ask Team Bodybuilding.com: What Are Your Top Tips for Gaining Strength?

    You'd think that building strength and hitting the gym regularly would go hand in hand, but strength is a goal that takes intentionality. Our athletes offer their best advice for getting stronger the right way!