Figure 1. Study design. T1 occurred prior to the intervention whereby resting energy expenditure and 1RM testing occurred. Subjects then engaged in a 4-week pre-training period with no dietary assignment. T2 occurred after week 4 whereby 1RM testing was re-assessed and body composition was assessed via DEXA. Subjects then engaged in a 4-week training period (weeks 5-8) with a dietary assignment which included either: a) no assignment (CTL), b) a high-protein diet with omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (DI), or c) a high-protein diet with omega-3 fatty acid and creatine supplementation (DI+C). T3 occurred after week 8 whereby 1RM testing and body composition was re-assessed. During week 9, subjects performed a 5-d overreaching protocol, and blood was obtained and subjective soreness was assessed 24 h following each bout.