Re: Always tense?
I think Maverick is right, you need some downtime from all of the super intense failure training. I remember at one time I wasn't as tense before sets, so there definitely is a mental overtraining aspect to it.
"Some people call me a fat pig in the off season, but when I step on stage those same people are kissing my @ss" - Lee Priest
"That last rep where you're trying as hard as you can and you barely make it! That is what turns on the growth mechanism in your body. That last almost impossible rep where you're bearing your teeth, you're shaking all over, you need assistance! That rep is very special, that rep is very different. There's something special going on inside your body when that happens." - Mike Mentzer