Does anyone know the average blood pressure of ultra endurance athletes? Someone like Scott Jurek, Killian Jornet, or even Lance Armstrong?
I had my blood pressure taken today during a dental exam and Was able to check the records for a pre-paleo test to compare. Here is what I got:
Jan 2011- 134/72. Paleo since around May. November 2011- 109/63.
I do not know a lot about BP but I assume lower is better. Is a 109/63 good? Can this drop be attributed to diet? Is BP a measure of cardiovascular strength or endurance?
Sorry for the rambling post/questions.
I don't have access to the full paper, but this may be helpful...
I can't wait to hear about the world-class athletes!
I can tell you that my grandson is a cross-country high school athlete. His pulse is in the 50s and his blood pressure is extremely low by normal standards. Almost scary.
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