This is my take on it that I posted in the Sherdogger's Guide to Fish Oil: Quote: Originally Posted by Newt Mike, sorry if I missed any reference to or discussion of this, but what's your opinion on some emerging theory that, for those of us that want to get bigger, fish oil might blunt the various inflammatory responses to training that are necessary for increased hypertrophy? Ho HO! I stuble into ye Old fishy thread to post some new tripe, and what do I find? Now THAT is a cerebral question. Fuck, I was having doubts lately looking at the threads that have been posted. Refreshing! So, to the point: While one could run into issues regarding suppressed immune function from taking too much fish oil, there's no way a guy could sabotage his actual work in the gym. Regarding hypertrophy, damage is damage, and the body is going to do everything to repair it. If you goal is size, and your working the right volume/rep range, fish oil isn't going to stop it from happening. In fact, it will only enhance it by adding dietary fats and maximizing testosterone. I've heard similar theories about vitamin C years ago, much along the same lines: Taking too much vitamin C will cause your body to repair itself too fast, and you won't get big. Oddly enough, guys still packed on size. Theory dissolved.