Kailan Kalina


Kailan Kalina is a former Bodybuilding.com content editor, freelance writer, 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.


  • Christy Hare Lifted Her Way Out Of Grief

    Fed up with being overweight and unhappy, Christy dug deep and shed the pounds and pain that held her back.

  • The Other Best Exercises to Build Your Big Three

    Yes, you need to squat, bench, and pull. But the options are endless when it comes to choosing accessory movements and variations in powerlifting training. Two veterans of the sport share what they do for a bigger total, and to stay pain-free in training.

  • Eat Strong: Build Your Best Powerlifting Diet

    Gone is the myth that you have to stuff your face with junk in order to crush big weights. Learn how to build the best powerlifting meal plan for your sport and your goals.

  • Athletes and Fathers: How Are You Passing On Your Passion for Fitness to Your Kids?

    We're celebrating Father's Day with our Team Bodybuilding.com dads. Read on to see how they share their passion for health and fitness with their children, in and out of the gym!

  • Strongman Muscle: More Gains, Less Pain

    Don't fall for the "strongman vs bodybuilding" debate. For athletes in the ultimate sport of strength, muscle-focused training equals more gains, more strength, and fewer injuries!

  • CrossFit Star Saxon Panchik Has It All Figured Out

    Barely into his 20s, Saxon Panchik was crushing workouts, business, and life. Here's how this committed lifter turned injury into opportunity!

  • The Best Damn Shoulder Pump Workout with Jeremy Dutra

    Think it's hard to grow a pair of pumpkin-sized shoulders? Think again. Blast your delts with this on-the-fly workout from EVL Nutrition-sponsored athlete Jeremy Dutra.

  • Brendan's Brutal Wolverine Workout Transformation

    Brendan Jones of The Goal Guys wanted to see just how effective Hugh Jackman's training would be for the average gym-goer trying to get big!

  • Maaxx West's Muscle-Building Chest and Triceps Workout

    Get a defined chest and killer triceps with this upper-body workout from WBFF Bikini Diva and Olympus Lyfestyle athlete Maaxx West.

  • The Best Damn Arm Workout with Jeremy Dutra

    No matter how you feel about arm day, you can't build a well-rounded physique without it, and it should be as intense as any other training session. EVL-sponsored athlete Jeremy Dutra has the workout you need to make that happen!

  • Emily Plajer's Best Lower-Body Workout

    Sculpting a bikini bod for the stage is a whole different game than building a beach bod. You need some muscle! Evlution Nutrition athlete Emily Plajer has just the routine for legs the judges live to see.

  • Emily Plajer's Best Ab Workout Ever

    Don't just settle for boring crunches and call it a good ab workout, and definitely don't skip training abs altogether! This high-intensity routine from Evlution Nutrition athlete Emily Plajer is just what you need to make your ab sessions worth the effort!

  • Regan Grimes Has Your New Favorite Mass-Building Chest Workout

    Need a chest routine that gets the job done without a lot of fluff? IFBB pro and Primeval Labs athlete Regan Grimes serves up yet another workout for colossal gains!

  • Jerome Cunningham's Agility and Sprint Workout for Football Performance

    Football season is upon us, and no matter how fast or skilled you think you are, there's always room for improvement. Tight end Jerome Cunningham has the workout that players of all levels need to enhance their agility and speed for total dominance.

  • Mat Fraser's Top 5 Training Mistakes to Avoid

    Mat Fraser is a familiar name even to many people who aren't CrossFit fans. He's an athlete who can be trusted on the topic of recovery, regardless of your path in fitness!

  • Build Massive Arms with Kris Gethin and Branch Warren

    Take notes on building your arms from two kings of high-volume training.

  • 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!