The glute ham developer (GHD)
75 Power snatch for time, 75#
For the newer Evolve athletes, this will be a great skill session to work on the snatch.
Kimberley going overhead – don't worry, her head went "thru the window", we just shot the photo early!
We had a request to post a little something about fish oil. I think that by now, the majority of us have accepted that fish oil is good for us. I know many of us take it regularly. Although we agree it's good for us, there are a couple of questions that come up.
First is quantity. How much should you take? What it says on the bottle? More? Less? This is a pretty common question and a google search will give you a wide range of answers. Much depends on factors including age and health history. Whole9 (a link to their site is under our Nutrition page) has developed a fish oil calculator based on Robb Wolf's calculations: http://whole9life.com/2010/03/robb-wolf-fish-oil-calculator/
I can tell you that the number of fish oil capsules this calculator will give you is A LOT! It even mentions on the page that although this calculator will tell you how much to take, it won't tell you how to pay for it. This is a pretty cool calculator because you enter in a variety of factors specific to you. My opinion is that this is a great place to start, but it may not be reasonable for you to take as much as it recomends due to cost.
Now for how to choose what brand to take – there's a lot out there! The International Fish Oil Standards are available to review the quality of fish oil: http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/ifos-fish-oils.html . This is one place to look. I haven't spent a lot of time researching who the IFOS folks are. As we discuss, it's always good to know who's paying for the research that establishes lists which are used by people to decide what to buy. There are a lot of other sources out there, so check them out and let us know what you find!
The freezer test? There is a belief that if you put your fish oil in the freezer for 6 hours it should still be soft or gelatin-like rather than frozen solid. If it's frozen, it's of poorer quality. Looking online, I've read both opinions on this subject. I tested mine today and it was soft, but I also know that the batch I have right now isn't the greatest quality - I bought it at Target in a pinch. So for now I'd say it's unfounded. If you guys find any info on the subject, please share it!