Isometric Training Can Help With Hypertension
Leg work may be the exception.
Isometric resistance training is useful, safe and effective as an adjunct therapy for people with hypertension, according to a group of experts and a literature review published in Hypertension Research (2022; doi:10.1038/s41440-021-00839-3). The consensus statement noted that an 8-week isometric resistance training program leads to significant reductions in blood pressure for people with cardiovascular disease and for healthy individuals.
While experts agreed that isometric leg moves such as the wall squat are effective, more research is recommended to determine exact isometric training protocols for healthy individuals and for people with chronic conditions.
See also: Evening Cardio Training and Hypertension