Exercise for High Blood Pressure

First Phase Hypertension Workout

  • beginner level

Exercise is considered one of the primary interventions for reducing hypertension (i.e., high blood pressure). An exercise program should be based around moderate aerobic activity (40-70% HRR or RPE 11-14/20). Resistance training should support the aerobic component and be based around higher reps/lower weights (i.e., circuit training). It is recommended that the hypertensive client be appropriately screened for other risk factors associated with CHD, and medical advice should be sought, if necessary. Be aware that certain hypertensive drugs have an effect on metabolism and heart rate, so it may be more appropriate to use RPE to monitor intensity in such cases.

Day 2

Rest day!

Day 4

Rest day!

Day 6

Rest day!

Day 7

Rest day!

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