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Ab muscles counteract blood pooling?

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Ab muscles counteract blood pooling?

I was thinking about doing a few thousand sit-ups a day to strengthen my abs as a way to possibly counteract blood pooling for orthostatic hypotension.

Does anyone know if this will work?

Did I really say a few thousand I'll be lucky if I do a few hundred oh man I get carried away

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Yes it does help but it's important to do back exercises as well to keep postural muscles balanced. Strengthening calf and leg muscles will help too, it makes for a strong skeletal pump.

I have low BP and I am a ballet and fitness teacher my cardiologist says due to my skeletal pump being strong I tolerate lower pressures  than he would expect normally 

Well I hope one day you manage a few thousand !! Good luck 

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