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Current Opinion on Weight Lifting and Blood Pressure


#1

Anyone have some good recent studies on the matter? I'm under the impression more recent studies have shown it to be beneficial for blood pressure. Is this accurate?

Mog16


#2

Exercise helps some. Your diet and lifestyle helps more.


#3

It generally helps, with a few exceptions:
If you're in a high stress environment all the time you probably need something different then a powerlifting & all sets to failure approach.


#4

any arm over 13 inches relaxed circumference requires an xlarge cuff to measure pressure or else it will be artificially high.


#5

interesting....


#6

My arm is 16 and the things at the mall measures my BP at 90/60 - 100/60 routinely.

Now methinks I'm going to die of lack of bloodflow to the head if my BP is actually lower than that...


#7

i would consider a doctor.....


#8

Why?


#9

I would consider that his arm isn't 16", especially when relaxed. Cuffs that are too small cause you to get a HIGHER reading, not a lower one.