Friday, July 25, 2014
Leave the “clean and jerk” to the weightlifters!
The "jerk" is the last part of a sequence, but if you are a public speaker rather than a competitive weightlifter holding a barbell that gesture will look silly (and perhaps show off sweat patches on your armpits).
I found this 1939 filibuster image of Senator Warren R. Austin on the Library of Congress web site , with a long title that began:
“If we have to make speeches until morning!”
Back in June 2008 I blogged about What to do with your arms and hands, and mentioned the T-Rex posture, where you let your hands dangle uselessly in front of your body.
Competitive weightlifting is a performance watched by an audience, which is Why Strippers Would Be Good Weightlifters.