I have been weight training for over 52 years, of which I competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting competitively over 3 decades. I did experience an autoimmune disease when I was 48 that dropped me out of all competition. Over the following 12 years I steadily made progress in strength and muscle size.
It seemed that on my 60th year I began losing strength at a slow steady pace. Soon after I noticed a slight reduction of muscle. I would guess that I have lost about 15 lbs of muscle to this point (72 years old) from my 60th birthday. I have tried numerous supplements and on TR therapy (100mg/5days). A week ago I started Micro-PA, but it is too soon to notice a difference, as yet.
About three years ago I found it difficult (impossible) to keep fat off my belly. Trying GoLo the past 8 weeks: I don’t notice much change, if any.
I am 5’11" and 199 lbs.
Do you have any recommendations to slow the loss of muscle (sarcopenia)? I am taking about everything I can think of. Is there a training style that worsens my situation? I have always liked to lift heavy weights. The good news about getting weaker is that I seldom get injured.
Areas where there is gross noticeable sarcopenia:
- medial gastrocnemius
- both heads of the vastus musccle
There is also a general noticeable sarcopenia throughout.
Thanks for any input,