I’m not gonna say I told you so…
Between clients the other day I decided to grab a quick sesh in the Four Seasons gym.
And who was beside me as I crushed a pec workout?
None other than legendary defenseman Scott Stevens. If you don’t know, Scott used to be the captain of the New Jersey Devils. He’s a multiple Stanley Cup winner, and a Conn Smythe Trophy recipient as MVP of the Stanley Cup finals.
He was in town for a Hall of Fame dinner.
Known for his physical style of play, at one time he held the record for both # of games played by a defenseman, and number of penalty minutes by a hall-of-famer.
So I hadz to know…
“Hey Scott, how’s your body these days? Banged up?”
(I did notice he looks great, by the way. Ripped.)
He said, “no all good, thankfully.”
Then he went on to explain that he attributes much of this to his #1 supplement: omega 3 fatty acids. Apparently, he’s been taking them religiously for 20 years and the ‘ol joints are muy bueno.
Where have I heard this before?
May 2007: I create my general nutrition guidelines which I give to every new client. Item # 6 (of only 6) is ‘supplement with essential fatty acids’.
June 2009: The Conz tells a reporter from The Toronto Sun that essential fatty acids are my most recommended supplement.
October 2015: I write that if I was stranded on a deserted island, and I could have one supplement, it’s me omegas:
Must I go on?
I don’t think this supplement is the ONLY reason Scott’s still feeling good these days (he’s 54). He’s obviously kept up much of the discipline he had as a pro athlete.
But it’s a factor.
Quash inflammation, release fat, boost immunity, lubricate joints, feed brain cell membranes, improve skin, hair and nails — all potential upsides of this badass nutrient. Scientists estimate we consumed about 7,000mg of omega 3’s per day in our ancient diet, yet today the average is less than a fifth of that.
Of course it’s only one piece of the puzzle.
Get ye the rest here:
Find out what other secrets I teach, that the venerable Mr. Stevens also swears by.
Happy Omega 3-ing,
Hall Of Fame Personal Trainer