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Can I weight train? My blood pressure was high, I stopped caffeine, eat raw veggies... Some docs day yes, some no. I am almost off med by diet.

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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Control BP first

Your blood pressure (BP) will go up during exercise.
This is normal physiology however you want to make sure that your resting BP is normal before starting vigorous exercise. Most dietary restrictions such as cutting caffeine and salt intake help albeit very little. If this is enough for you, great. Otherwise there's nothing wrong with taking meds. Ideal resting BP should be ~110/60.

In brief: Control BP first

Your blood pressure (BP) will go up during exercise.
This is normal physiology however you want to make sure that your resting BP is normal before starting vigorous exercise. Most dietary restrictions such as cutting caffeine and salt intake help albeit very little. If this is enough for you, great. Otherwise there's nothing wrong with taking meds. Ideal resting BP should be ~110/60.
Dr. Chris Oh
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Weight training is one of the best ways to strengthen your body.
There are a few instances which you would not want to overload a joint with too much resistance (weights) , if there is underlying arthritis . Otherwise i advise my patients to weight train 4-5 sets per body part with increasing weight each set. Weight training should also be done in conjunction with cardio.

In brief: Depends

Weight training is one of the best ways to strengthen your body.
There are a few instances which you would not want to overload a joint with too much resistance (weights) , if there is underlying arthritis . Otherwise i advise my patients to weight train 4-5 sets per body part with increasing weight each set. Weight training should also be done in conjunction with cardio.
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