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Old 02-22-2006, 09:03 AM
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Default Re: Research Question of the Week: What is Stress?

On a related topic:

I'm in theatre school, and we've just gotten a new acting teacher that advises against lifting weights because they cause too much stress in the body, and will limit our ability to express ourselves.

So my question is: Does weight training result in an accumulation of physiological stress in the body?

I've done a lot of work with the Alexander Technique which is focused on releasing habitual stress-related holding patterns. It can be really interesting! Sometimes, simple actions such as dropping the head to the chest shows tension being held in the body, as there are small "jerks" on the way down, that eventually iron themselves out. I feel more stress-free after weight lifting, how about you guys? Any physiological term for accumulated stress?
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