I believe I have slight hypertension and would like to know if there is anyone out there with a similar problem as mine.
So far, this is the kind of training I follow. High intensity training 5 days a week, low - moderate reps (Squats, Bench, etc) Training sessions at 1 hour daily
This approach has worked well for me in terms of strength and muscle gains, but I believe it may not be healthy in the long run cos my BP tends to be elevated. I don’t wanna risk organ damage in the long term.
To be honest, I believe I may be overtained cos I have sleeping problems (wake up once every night) and end up feeling fatigued during the daytime.
However, in the event I do have high BP, what kind of exercises should I do and which ones to avoid, cos from what I understand, people with high BP should not train too intensely and also avoid exercise like squats and even bench press cos during heavy lifting, systemic blood pressure is increased from what is called the valsalva maneuver?
What should I do? I heard that one should so circuit style training at 60% of one rep max in order to avoid BP from rising too high? Wouldn’t my body shrink if I follow such an approach cos i am used to moderatele high intensity training?
I want to continue gaining muscle, but how am I suppose to gain if I cannot train heavy. Training heavy at moderate to low reps have worked for me so far…
Anyone with hypertension with the same problem?