Zach Kalthoff

Speed and Strength Specialist

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Science, Kalthoff is currently working on a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Edith Cowan University, in addition to working as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for McMaster Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer.

As an athlete, Zach’s soccer experience includes professional contracts with both Southampton FC (youth) and Kaiserslautern FC (senior) from ages 15-19. During this time, he was a Canadian National Youth Team member and capped his international career off as a member of the Canadian FIFA U20 World Cup squad in 2007. Playing reserve team soccer in Europe, he billeted and played with well-known soccer players including Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Adam Lallana. Following his European soccer career, he played two seasons of varsity soccer at the University of British Columbia, followed by two seasons as an assistant coach with the program. In his four years, the UBC Thunderbirds won two national championships as well as a national silver medal.

His favourites

Magnesium Bis Glycinate 200 Gentle 240

Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 Gentle

“As a performance coach, my athletes are always looking for that extra advantage within the confines of their sport. Supplementing with a magnesium that has been proven to be more easily transported into your system, definitely has a positive impact on energy levels. I won’t go a day within taking my bis-glycinate from CanPrev and I always recommend the same for all my professional and semi professional athletes.”

Omega Pro Essential HP 40 20

Omega-Pro Essential

“Omega fatty acids are an essential supplement I use in my daily routine. I believe it’s imperative to obtain fatty acids either through diet or through supplementation as your body is unable to make essential fatty acids on its own. Supplementing with Omega 3’s allow our cell membranes to be more fluid and therefore more receptive to chemical signals that are critical for appropriate mood control (serotonin) and body composition (insulin). 

Although there are many brands of Omega supplements out there, most do not disclose specifically where they obtain their Omega fatty acids from. I trust the CanPrev brand as I know only deep sea and wild cold water fish are used in the production of their Omega-Pro supplement. 

If I could recommend only 3 supplements to my McMaster Varsity Athletes, CanPrev’s Omega-Pro would top that list!”

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