200815 What is in My Fish Oil?

If you have been with me for any length of time we have no doubt had a conversation about Fish oil. As important as whole foods, I encourage everyone to get on a fish oil supplement (Pure Pharma) to keep the brain and heart working well. 

Deep in our conversation I have always referenced the back label of your fish oil bottle. Below all the Government mandated percentages there is an EPA/DPA level on each bottle. These are the fatty acids that are so vital for health. Today I will open up the benefits of the DHA fatty acid on your body and well being. 

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the primary fatty acid in the brain and retinas. We get small amounts from modern milk products and larger quantities from consuming fish like swordfish, anchovies, and sardines. 

A deficiency in DHA can induce:

-cognitive decline


-sleep depravation

-coronary artery disease

-alzheimers/ dementia



That is a long list of hazards to avoid but one very important trend, brain health. Once again the Brain and Gut are intrinsically tied together and this is a important point. To obtain optimal brain health for the long term, especially while eating a modern diet, supplementation is necessary. 

So look at your fish oil again and compare it to this. A serving of fish can have anywhere from 500-1550 mg of DHA and 3 capsules of a superior Fish Oil can have up to 500mg. If you are getting the generic store bought brand you are not getting anywhere close to that! Buying the supplement with the 500+ rating is necessary and highly worth the money. But, once again, there is not substitute for whole foods. Especially in this case when it involves a sustainable fish source. 

Keep watching what you are shoving in da mouth and make sure that the quality fuel enters the gut. Your brain depends on it. 


If you have CrossOver Symmetry, use it!


3X 8 Banded Pass Thru/ 8 Banded Pull Aparts/ :15 Tricep Stretch/ 8X Trunk Circles

3X :20 Chin Over Bar Hold/ :45 Squat PNF Stretch

Skill Development:

The Snatch Positions,

Begin With light Barbell and add 10-15# each time you complete the following Complex:

5X Romanian Deadlift

5X Hang Snatch Pull

5X Muscle Snatch

5X Overhead Squat

5X Snatch Balance

5X Overhead Squat

5X Hang Snatch

5X Hang Snatch Below Knee W/ :03 Pause

5X Full Snatch


For Total Reps

1 Minute Hang Power Snatch 155/105

1 Minute Rest

1 Min C2B Pull Up

1 Minute Rest

1 Min Overhead Squat

1 Minute Rest 

1 Min C2B Pull Up

1 Minute Rest

1 Minute Squat Snatch

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