Blood Pressure vs Gains correlation
I have this theory that blood pressure may be useful in determining PE routines. It goes like this:
Your blood pressure is comprised of 2 numbers, systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. The difference in the 2 numbers can be used as a metric for determining the elasticity of your arteries. When your large arteries have a high elastin content your arteries will stretch easier and farther thus helping to even out the change in systol and diastol. In other words when your heart is resting your arteries are returning back to their normal size. Arteries with a lot of elastin will stretch farther during systol and thus maintain a higher diastol pressure. (The systol pressure is also decreased with more elasticity).
I believe this relates to PE gains in that PE’ers with high elastin content may have more trouble achieving permanent gains. They may also benefit more from the use of long duration light load stretching since I believe elastin is more prone to “creep” effects than is collagen. I would like to compile some data to test my hypotheses. Anyone interested in this? (Not like lack of interest has ever stopped me before though ;) )
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