The principles behind consuming anti-inflammatory fats and foods that contain anti-inflammatory properties is to keep the muscles, organs and tissues at homeostasis or return to a healthy ph level. Fish oil is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats that you can consume. If you want to recover faster, take your fish oil on the regular! Many Nutrition and Medical professionals recommend taking 0.5 grams of omega-3 in the form of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA) per 10 pounds of body weight for healthy individuals. However, if you are recovering from an injury, overweight, stressed, not sleeping well, and/or eating a poor diet, you’ll probably want to increase that dosage to 0.75 – 1.0 grams per 10 pounds of body weight.
The important piece is the EPA/DHA content of the Fish oil. Remember that blog post recently about the Nutrition facts on the back of food products not being so truthful? Well supplements are right there as well. I challenge you to take a bottle of the Pure Pharma brand, one that Cristin and I take, and compare it to a Costco brand or something from GNC. The products are no match. You would have to take upwards of 12 capsules to get the same benefit in three of Pure Pharma brand. So be wise your grasshopper!
The Recovery benefits are only slightly more important that the host of other benefits that Fish Oil can bring to your life. Cognitive improvement, stress management, weight management, cardiovascular health, reducing cancer risk... all have been linked to consistent Fish Oil supplementation. Now on Hawaii there are many fish that contain high levels of Omega-3 fish oil but there is also high levels of heavy metals from pollution as well. Finding a CLEAN supplement is going to be the best option for integrating the benefits into your diet.
So no more 3 day soreness... Get on the Fish Oil Train and keep kicking ass!!
Baseline: Mobilize the T -Spine with 5 mins of roll out.
3X 200m Row 10 Wall Ball 10 Walking Lunge With banded Pass Through
WOD: For Time; 1k Row then.. 3X 20 Wall Ball 15 Chest To Bar Pull Up 10 Overhead Squat 155/105 5 Muscle ups