Under Pressure


Some doctors and exercise scientists warn that weight training could be bad for cardiovascular health. They claim that the straining involved with weightlifting could raise blood pressure. Thankfully, research has been piling up to prove them wrong. Researchers from Brazil reported that when subjects performed a leg workout consisting of 10 sets of leg extensions for 12 reps, they actually experienced a greater than 10% drop in blood pressure . . . not an increase.


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