Three weeks ago I added Micro-PA to my diet strategy to slow sarcopenia (muscle loss). I have made very noticeable improvement in my ability to do higher reps with the same weight. Plus my workouts are generally more pleasant and satisfying.
Specifically, a seated dip machine that I could do for 20 reps the 1st set, followed by sets of 16 and 14 reps with two minute rest periods, I now did 20 reps the first set, followed by sets of 20 and 18 reps.
And a leg press that do 20 reps over 2 minutes (very slow eccentric, stop, and fast concentric that takes 6 seconds per rep), I could immediately follow with 20 quick reps approaching failure, now I can follow the 2 minutes with 30 quick reps as easily as I did the 20 reps three weeks ago.
Both of these performances lead me to believe that Micro-PA has very positively affected my slow twitch muscle capability.
On the other hand progress with heavier weights and lower reps is much less significant, though I have noticed a slight improvement.
Consider that I am 72 years old, so I not in at ideal age to grow muscle and strength. (I have been lifting weights since I was 19 and never quit, so it’s not like I didn’t make vast improvement in my younger years). After three weeks I feel confident that Micro-PA improved my slow twitch muscle capability, but as yet, I have not seen fast twitch muscle improvement that I could consider significant.
Do you believe my findings are consistent with others of all ages?
Or, do you believe that my age is hindering the functionality of Micro-PA on fast twitch muscle improvement?
Or, maybe a little more time is needed to draw a more meaningful result?