RE: Peaking blood pressure
No my blood pressure is normally pretty good, when the doc measured my blood pressure it was normal, but made the diagnosis based on what I told her. Your probably right i'm just lifting too much, I'm having all sorts of problems with deadlifts, i'm lifting about 120KG at the moment and my spine feels like its being crushed when i reach the top of the movement (Standing upright). But if the weight is any lower I can do five sets of five easily!
My cardio is pretty good too, i'm currently doing 30 min run (gradient) + 15mins on a bike, twice a week.