Hi folks! I’m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but given that it relates to an over 35 lifter, here goes…
simply put, has anyone heard, read, or experienced anything regarding whether or not overtraining can lead to a resting blood pressure spike?
I recall reading recently that overtraining can lead to a general spike in blood catecholamines, and a spike in resting heart rate, but so far nothing regarding blood pressure. The blood pressure of the person in question has always been on the healthy & low end of the scale (resting average rate in the range of 110/60, pulse rate ~50). Current blood pressure range is now around 150/80 to 165/87, but the resting pulse rate is still in the low 50’s on average.
The person in question has been weight training 6 days a week, which is a doubling of his previous weight training. I would say intensity of overall weight training is up, too – most notably in a significant shortening of between-set rest periods.
There have been no injuries, but I have noticed that this person has made a few comments regarding that ‘black mood’ that sometimes (in my experience) accompanies overtraining.
He’ll be seeing a doc within a week, but given that most physicians really don’t know anything about overtraining, I wanted to find out if anyone here has seen or experienced anything similar.