Posted by Max
on October 12, 2000 at 00:34:24:
In Reply to: Re: High blood pressure and weight training posted by Aileen on August 28, 2000 at 05:30:45:
Thanks for the help. The only supplement I'm on is Protein Powder, just a milk derivitive. I'm a natural builder, no drugs. I train extremely heavy, far heavier than most other men my age and weight. There are very few studies that have been done on BB and health. Genrally we're lumped in with athletes in genral or something of the sort, but would you put yourself under that category? I wouldn't. Weight training is something else. I think if they did a study they would find in general that muslce mass is linked to higher BP. I wonder if it's bad for you?
: 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?