Originally posted by paw
What do you mean by:
I don't understand what point you are trying to make.
Paw, I'm new to Aikido too! (newer than any one here I suspect...I'm at it for less than a month! but I've devoured a bunch of books on the subject before stepping up and getting with a Dojo.) Maybe what he means is that you wouldn't relax and try to lift. Lifting weights is about tension. Using Ki is about being loose and flexible. The stuff I've read seems to suggest that when muscles are tight Ki flows less than when they are loose.
Help anybody? If I'm far from the mark I'd certainly like to know! Being the new cat on the block!