Re: Always tense?
I know the feeling as well, especially with deadlifts. I've just started to feel it lately because I've finally worked up to weights that are forcing me to almost fail at 5 or 6 reps. To me, it's almost like the worst/best feeling in the world.
People ask me how I got so big....my reply: The first three letters of the alphabet.
You can train hard or you can train long, but you can't do both. And it just so happens that it takes hard training to build big muscles" - Mike Mentzer