Re: Research Question of the Week: What is Stress?
Really cool comment, SF. I like that term—progressive relaxation of the mind.
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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.
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“Stress” would be a bit to ambiguous. Like I discussed before, it is a really complex term.
I think the general question would be—does weight lifting chronically effect muscle tension?
From my research, moderate intensity exercise would be optimal for this goal. So for weights, I would do 12-15 reps for instance, if that was your goal. It should actually help relieve tension.
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