Figure 1. Consort diagram. Forty-two individuals were consented and randomized into either the DHA (n=21) or placebo group (n=21). Only one participant (placebo group) withdrew from the study and this was for personal reasons. After the first 14 subjects completed the initial protocol, it became evident that the protocol was causing low levels of muscle soreness and was not sufficient for evaluating the study hypotheses. Therefore, the protocol was revised to induce greater muscle soreness by increasing the number of sets from 2 to 4 and increasing the duration of rest between sets from 1 min to 3 min. Consequently, the data from the first 14 subjects (7 in DHA and 7 in placebo) were excluded. Thus, data used in analysis for the present report is based upon the subjects that completed the revised protocol (n=27).