CHARST46

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

My blood pressure has dropped significantly after I started running. Before the pressure was an average of 124/80; somtimes higher (131/80), sometimes lower (121/76) but never under the magic number of 120/xx. For the last week or so, it has averaged 114/(71-63). The only change I have made in years is to add running to my daily workouts; sometimes running 2x a day.

I average from 3 to 7 miles a day. I run for 2 days, then take a day off. After a run, I will do my normal weight lifting workout: 3 sets for strength building, 3 sets of strength/hypertrophy, three sets of hypertophy or 3 sets of 5 reps at 90% of 1 rep max; 3 s 10-14 r's at 70% 1 rep max; and finish with 3 s 40 r at 25 - 35 % 1 rep max 1, 2, or 3 body parts each workout.....

That drop is wonderful news....I have been running on the border of high blood pressure for some time now. It is comforting to see it drop.
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  • CHARST46
    Shinningthru,

    It was the fear of being on meds that finally made me get off of my duff and move the carcass. I used to run a lot when I was in college, but that went away when I graduated. Part of the drop is attributable to weight loss and that is diet. But the cardio is the real key to the pressure.

    Glittergirl, thanks for the cheer....
    4031 days ago
  • GLITTERGIRL69
    I am glad that your blood pressure is going down. emoticon
    4031 days ago
  • SHININGTHRU126
    awesome! glad running has taken care of controlling your pressure. i have to take meds for mine (for now) but i've been slowing reducing what i take. thanks to regular cardio & weight loss.
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    4034 days ago
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