Systolic pressure is the pressure produced by the heart on the blood vessels as it pumps to the body. It is the top number in a blood pressure reading. Normal systolic pressure ranges from 120mmHg (millimeters of mercury) to 130mmHg[1].


  1. National Academy of Sports Medicine (2004). Optimum Performance Training for the Health and Fitness Professional, 2nd, Calabasas, CA: NASM.