Hey guys, I just discovered that I seem to have high blood pressure. I am 27 years old, 6'1", 280 lbs. My blood pressure seems to be averaging about 145/92. I've done some reading and realize that I need to lose some weight and eat a healthier diet. I also need to do some cardio, but I'm not sure what type I should be doing. What seems to work for lowering high bp, steady state or high intensity interval work? Or possibly a combination of the two? Anybody have any experience?
Losing body fat will help.
Healty food would be great.
I had slighty high BP for my age and I have found Garlic and Fish Oil has lowered it a bit.
Squat briefs only 625 @ 210
Bench geared 525 @ 210
Deadlift geared 650 @ 220
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My bp stabalized after losing weight. As far as cardio, I do what's fun, doesn't matter what it is, as long as it gets your heart rate up, hell you could take a dance class! Impress the ladies and get in shape, what's better? I like pulling things and pushing things, so I take my boys to a field and sit them down on a sled for a while. They get a free ride and I get a good work out.
260's by May
Do you have big arms? Theirs this article i just read that muscled up arms can cause false high readings with those arm cuffs here check it out: http://www.ergo-log.com/bpbulging.html
You need to keep your diet extremely healthy.
Whole Wheat Bread
Low fat cheese, milk, steak
Regular aerobic exercise
249lbs cutting to 220lbs
These last 3 are posts are the ticket. I had slightly high bp about 10 years ago, right before I started back to lifting. Since changing my diet and lifting hard, no more bp problems.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
Thanks for all of the advice everyone. I've cleaned up my diet and have focused on eating lean meats (chicken and fish), vegetables, fruits, and good carbs, as well as cutting out all fast food. I got a home blood pressure monitor and an extra large cuff. In the past couple weeks my blood pressure has definitely improved and I am now averaging about 125/80.
Bench: 45 lbs Bench: 235 lbs
Squat: 95 lbs Squat: 285 lbs
Deadlift: 100 lbs Deadlift: 330 lbs