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Reducing your Sugar Intake – Part 1

Of all the hot topics in nutrition, the one that keeps holding onto centre stage is sugar. The World Health Organization (WHO) released an updated guideline in 2015 regarding sugar intake for adults and children. They recommend reducing the intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy…

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January Athlete of the Month: Jason Kleiss!

I was born and raised in the USA. My wife and I moved to Toronto about 3 and a half years ago, and now we are half-Canadians (i.e., permanent residents). I’m a tax attorney that specializes in US-Canada M&A. In our industry, we consider taxes as “leakage”, and so most…

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What grip should we be using and why?

Hey 416 Fam, Coach Hannah here. Let’s talk grip. What grip should we be using and why? We often see really heavy deadlifts being lifted with an over-under (mixed) grip, which is a really great way to get a heavy weight up without totally taxing your grip. Even though this…

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The Mirror Doesn’t Lie (Part 2)

Getting back into a routine after the holidays can be tough. I’ve been there. Gone are the days you could sleep in, enjoy delicious meals, and ignore your calendars. As you begin to ease into your normal routine, you might also be looking for motivation to get back into a…

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Getting Under the Bar

In simple terms, a snatch or clean is a jump and land. More specifically and importantly, it is an aggressive jump up and a strong punch down. In the heat of a workout or a heavy lift we sometimes forget how much power, speed and aggression must go into the…

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