The Tension and Stress Ratio

In sports therapy and training, there is a lot of emphasis on tension. The thinking is that tension equals power and that power gives the ability to run, throw, jump faster, stronger quicker and so forth.

There are two issues that need to be considered when thinking about tension. Firstly within the construct of human function, tension is a given. Without tension the act of standing up would be impossible. The act of breathing is a basic tensional function, as is holding your head up or lifting a cup of tea. (more…)