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Do Full Back Squats Lead to High Blood Pressure?

Hi everybody,

as the title says, I would like to hear your opinions on the discussion whether squats cause problems with high blood pressure. I’ve talked to three different doctors about this matter and was given three different answers.

What do you think? Thanks for your time. :slight_smile:

Class of 2010 for the ultimate win.

Just do your squats and stop looking for excuses man.


I’m all for helping beginners, but this is getting fuckin ridiculous!

2010… It’s gonna be a long ass year for these forums.

Your blood pressure will TEMPORARILY rise when you exert yourself fully, especially if you hold your breath to push through it. It’s not a big deal unless you’re already hypertensive. You’re very likely fine. Do your squats.