Here is something for everyone to ponder. I also just need to tell someone
I was having very abnormal readings on blood pressure
I was averaging 150-160/ 90-100 at my Doctors office. So she sends me to a cardiologist( think that is was what he was called).
So I go for this exercise stress test on the treadmill and an ultrasound of my heart. First they have to crank up the treadmill speed and incline because my heart rate wouldnt go up.
So I get to wear this little thing that measures my bp every twenty min for 24 hours.
I go back to the cardiologist and found out I have the heart of an athlete (go figure) with a bp of 110/70. I also found out that I have white coat hypertension. That is BP goes up under the stress of a doctors office.
Then my mom, being the loving person she is asks the doctor if I should lift all that weight (refering to my olympic set). This is the best part he says NO, I should lift in the higher rep ranges, 20-50.
He says girls dont like it when a guy is big and bulky and holding your breath during heavy lift is bad for your heart. WTF?
After having my mom yell at me for an hour about “changes” she is making in my weight room (yes I am young, 20, and live at home) I tell her no more max effort lifts. I then went home to do a nice max effort session, ahh lying to your mom is great.