Interesting that Tim put up Amit’s micro-PA protocol (12 capsules; 6 pre-workout, 6 post-workout. Each time with plenty of nutrients from MAG-10 and Plazma). I now know exactly what to do when I up the doses of m-PA to twice a day. Now, I would have normally thought taking the 2nd m-PA dose 6 hours AWAY from the training period would have some benefit, but I will try it the Biotest approach of pre and post. Will start doing this in roughly a couple days.
That said, I have to say, at only one dose pre-workout (as on the label) with everything else the same, my “bodybuilding” strength has definitely gone up. I define “bodybuilding” strength as an increase in the number of focused bodybuilding style reps one can do at the appropriate load for the appropriate target reps. Bodybuilding style reps are defined as moving the weight with the isolated strength of the target muscle…even when doing compound movements. This differs from what I call “powerlifting” reps which I define as getting the weight from point A to point B using specific technique without the focus on what muscle targetting. Very very different styles, but I employ both, just never in the same phase.
I have not tried powerlifting reps yet on micro-PA as I am in my bodybuilding phase. But there is a DEFINITE increase in the number of reps I can do at a target load which is highly unusual for me. Rep range I am using for the current phase I’m in is 3-4 @ the appropriate load. I am getting 6 reps at this load now. This is HIGHLY unusual for me.
The ONLY thing I have added is micro-PA. And the “bodybuilding” strength has been repeatable now a couple targeted bodypart workouts in a row. We’ll see if it can go to 3 before I hit the micro-PA double dose.
I am not certain, but am very interested if others are experiencing this. I can’t be the only one.
The above being said, my weight has not changed very much though it is up a bit. I simply can’t attribute this to micro-PA though (yet).