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.

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