I was wondering if anyone here does weight lifting with high blood pressure. I have it and stopped lifting when I found out. It has been about 6 months and want to get back into it but I was told by some people and online that you should not lift with high bp. Then I read online you should it will actually lower it in the long run. Would love some advice from someone who does it with high bp.
I asked that question from my doctor way back when I was first diagnosed with high BP. -- She said as long as my BP is controlled and stay within reasonable limit (135/85) there is no harm. -- What has happened, once my general condition improved and weight came off, I was able to get off BP meds.
Biggest thing was, she advised me to to remember to breath. I guess holding breath whilst exerting can spike BP.
I would just start it easy. I know heavy lifting is "in", but I would just start with light ones. Perhaps carry a BP monitor with you and see what your body thinks about the workouts? -- I feel it when my BP spikes up.