adjective. having inflections to indicate tense.
1. Adjective Hold in this tensed state for 15 to 20 seconds. 2. Verb, past tense Place both your feet on the bench and raise your body into a plank position with your body straight, abdominals tensed and arms extended. 3. Verb, past participle Then push your belly button toward the ground so your back is flat and your abs are tensed.