fish oils?

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    Apr 16, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    so i was at GNC today and we were talking about what u need to boyd build the pre workout drink the protein the multi vitamins n such but the lady said that theres these pills... called ...cut something i only know that cuz i thought she said hydroxycut at first, but she said they had fish oil and some other thing in it that u need to build muscle. do u really need fish oil to build muscle?

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    Apr 16, 2009 10:48 PM GMT
    No idea whether you need it, but it is not a great idea to take it without food before a work-out. Fish-burps are really, really nasty icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 16, 2009 11:03 PM GMT
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  • jlly_rnchr

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    Apr 16, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    I think I've read that you absorb the fats better if you're actually eating the fish, as opposed to swallowing a pill of fish oil.
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    Apr 16, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    so basicly what it comes down to is just have a filet of fish ready after the gym ? icon_biggrin.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Apr 16, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    Well, I wouldn't get one from McDonald's. And I'm not sure if omega-3s are essential to muscle development. But they're really good for you in general, so....yes, eat some fish!
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    Apr 17, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    There are a few animal studies that have shown that fish oil may increase protein synthesis and increase muscle mass. I'm not aware of any studies done in humans. However I'm not an expert on this subject. Here is a link to one of the animal studies.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070509161106.htm
  • yoheee

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    Apr 17, 2009 1:15 AM GMT
    You can find Omega 3s now as added supplement to milk (or soymilk) and various healthy foods at the grocery store if you know where to look.

    Also, if there's any Thai food restaurants around...you're in luck. a lot of their dishes contain fish oil, not to mention are ridiculously tasty (i learned this from serving/bartending at an authentic one). Pad Thai could be good as a post workout snack, who knows?? There's your carbs, protein, and fish oil right there, haha
  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 17, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    fish are great to eat if you want to get mercury poisoning. There are other sources of emega fatty acids, but they don't put on muscle, even the fishy ones. Pumping iron and eating lots of protein with some carbs puts on muscle. Everything else just sells magazines.