sports performance testing & research Institute
active Blood Pressure Performance
By actively measuring blood pressure during performance testing we able to more accurately determine if your bodies systems are performing normally during training and practice. Normal systolic and diastolic responses to exercise stress testing should not exceed 220 and 100 mm Hg, respectively. Elevated Systolic blood pressure during training can manifest in performance weaknesses and levels of >230 mm Hg is generally considered hazardous.
Why would you test active blood pressure? It's normal for systolic blood pressure to rise to between 160 and 220 mm Hg during exercise. But you should probably stop exercising if your systolic blood pressure surpasses 200 mm Hg and you begin to develop other issues, such as dizziness or nausea. Beyond 220 mm Hg, your risk of a heart problem increases and may explain the sports performance lags your athlete displayed.
Who is this test recommended for? Active blood pressure performance testing is recommended for every athlete regardless of age or the sport in which they compete.
How often should you repeat this test? If your testing results show normal responses in blood pressure a followup test is only recommended 1 per year. However if your test results are abnormal you should consult a physician and schedule more frequent tests.
Which body parts are or can be tested? Blood pressure and blood flow circulation work together and this test helps to identify baseline levels and abnormalities.
What are the results of this test? The results of active blood pressure testing may help to determine if your practice, training or competitive performances are being effected.
What does this help to improve? Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension). But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in blood pressure. The less you sleep, the higher your blood pressure may go. People who sleep six hours or less may have steeper increases in blood pressure. If you already have high blood pressure, not sleeping well may make your blood pressure worse.