Did you know that high blood pressure (BP) can be the result of a variety of factors, including: health issues (such as thyroid or kidney problems), alcohol abuse, certain medications, etc.? If you have high BP then your trainer is responsible for creating a training program that keeps your BP under control to reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.¹
With high blood pressure, your heart has to work much harder to pump blood throughout the body and while the effort required will decrease over time – if you remain committed to your exercise program – jumping into a program without considering your BP can be dangerous. For instance, pushing your body too hard or holding your breath while performing lifts or presses can dramatically increase your BP which increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for high blood pressure; however, it can be managed. Please talk to your doctor for more information.