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Posted by Aileen on August 28, 2000 at 05:30:45:

In Reply to: High blood pressure and weight training posted by Max on August 27, 2000 at 20:00:03:

I am also a bodybuilder/runner. I am not aware of any studies apart from those that simply say if you are fitter then on average you generally have lower BP. Of course I don't, and I certianly have at least one running friend with very high BP. The former statement assumes you are doing some aerobic exercise with your weights.

Bear in mind though that heaps of supplements that bodybuilders take can cause high BP - eg many of the hormone, prohormone preps (Andro, DHEA etc), things like Ma Huang, Ephedra etc and I'm sure there are others. Bottom line - if you are taking any supplements, keep an eye on your BP.

Why not do a search on medline on weight training and blood pressure?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/



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