It is known by many bodybuilders and athletes that omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help you gain muscle, lose belly fat and prevent injuries.
We will show you how and what to do to get enough fish oil in your diet. Lucky for you it's very easy.
Studies have shown that when our body gets a sufficient amount of omega-3 fish oil, we can gain more muscle. Researchers theorize that this is the effect of nutrient partitioning. In other words; calories that might originally be stored as fat can be partitioned into muscle.
According to Bodybuilding.com the formula to muscle growth is the
rate of synthesis minus the rate of degradation. It just happens that the DHA and EPA in omega-3 fish oil increase synthesis and decrease degradation. Great, right? We are just getting started.
T-nation also wrote an article about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) in bodybuilding and fitness. One study done by the Nutritional Physiology Research Group in Australia showed that the essential omega-3 fatty acids combined with exercise provides significantly greater fat loss benefits than exercise or using omega-3 fish oil alone. The best benefit is that the fat loss occurs in the abdominal region. This has been tested on real people.
Omega-3 fatty acids can increase insulin sensitivity, which leads to less fat storage and more fat release. These are just a few examples for how omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) can help you lose fat. Check out the article on T-nation for the full view.
There is one big obstacle bodybuilders and athletes are facing. Preventing injuries and keeping great overall health for best performance. Besides the vast amount of benefits, omega-3 fish oil has proven to reduce the stiffness in your joints, improve your blood flow and enhance your recovery.
Many major health organizations recommend to eat fish at least twice a week. If you are serious about your training program it shouldn't be too difficult to eat fish twice a week, since they are also high in protein and should already be on your list!
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