Originally Posted by Dreamliner
If anything, nothing in the hands makes it harder to extend the arms overhead. I find that my trainees do better holding something as inconsequential as a yardstick makes the movement easier. p
Yeah, I actually think it's a fairly different movement with nothing in the hands as IMO part of the point is having the plane of the bar, lathe, ruler, whatever to control. I think it's too easy to make subtle movements with the arms when each arm can move freely & isn't tethered to the other.