Studies related to Anaerobic Running Capacity and Fish oil

N-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation During 4 Weeks Of Training Leads To Improved Anaerobic Endurance Capacity, But Not Maximal Strength, Speed, Or Power In Soccer Players

Effect None
Values Pre-post change in yo-yo level 1 test (meters) [95% CI]. Values extracted from figure. Fish oil: 202 [48,357] Placebo: 62 [-110,234]
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 26
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Trained
Notes for this study:
This study aimed to explore the effects of four weeks of high-EPA fish oil supplementation on a wide range of athletic performance metrics in competitive soccer players. The fish oil was does on a bodyweight basis: the athletes randomized to the treatment group received 0.1 g of fish oil per kg of bodyweight daily for four weeks, with the average intake being seven one-gram capsules. The capsules contained 70% EPA and 20% DHA,

There were no significant differences between groups on 1 RM for leg extension, sprint time, or vertical jump height. The authors report a significant difference in aerobic endurance capacity, but this report is based on pre-post measurements. Inspection of the authors’ Figure 3B suggests that the intergroup differences were not statistically significant.
Funding issues for this study:
Study funded by supplement maker (Glasgow Health Solutions)