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2012-09-29 03:44:15 PM  
I tried sitting behind it, but I couldn't see the screen.
 
2012-09-29 03:49:16 PM  
Actually, my PC is sitting in front of me
 
2012-09-29 04:33:20 PM  
I'm usually flat on my back with the computer on top of me. Is that bad?
 
2012-09-29 04:35:54 PM  
I learned more about this from another amazing book Ageless Spine, Lasting Health by Kathleen Porter which is (fist shake) out of print. But don't despair, I'll tell you about the author's newer books.

YES PLEASE I NEED TO BUY MOAR SELF HELP BOOKS

/is this an article or a long ad
 
2012-09-29 04:50:53 PM  
newsimg.bbc.co.uk

Yes.
 
2012-09-29 05:33:29 PM  

kingoomieiii: [newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x215]

Yes.



As someone with bad eyes, no.  At that angle I couldn't see crap... but the monitor would be too close for glasses.
 
2012-09-29 05:33:55 PM  
I'm sitting ON TOP of my PC.
 
You can't explain that.
 
2012-09-29 06:00:18 PM  

downstairs: I'm sitting ON TOP of my PC.
 
You can't explain that.


You have eyes in your butt?

/What did I win?
 
2012-09-29 06:23:14 PM  
I'm crouching on my chair like I'm ready to pounce onto the monitor. Is this wrong?
 
2012-09-29 06:38:33 PM  
The best posture is your next posture.
 
2012-09-29 06:39:16 PM  
I'm in Warrior One. Now Warrior Two. Back to Warrior One, Chataranga to Downward Dog. Namaste.
 
2012-09-29 06:44:32 PM  
I'm busy jerking off to the woman in the TED video.
 
2012-09-29 06:52:13 PM  
That lady seems to read a lot of remarkable books.
 
2012-09-29 06:52:37 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: I'm in Warrior One. Now Warrior Two. Back to Warrior One, Chataranga to Downward Dog. Namaste.


You missed a couple poses there, buddy.

/I know, it's a joke
//pedantic is as pedantic does
 
2012-09-29 06:54:38 PM  
Hmmm, my usual "posture" at the home PC is laying full length on the couch, propped up on my left elbow, with my right hand stretched out to the mouse on the coffee table. Is this good or bad?
 
2012-09-29 07:02:14 PM  

Jgok: Hmmm, my usual "posture" at the home PC is laying full length on the couch, propped up on my left elbow, with my right hand stretched out to the mouse on the coffee table. Is this good or bad?


No, perfectly acceptable for a Roman emperor. Do you have any slaves to feed you grapes?
 
2012-09-29 07:32:47 PM  

FunkOut: Jgok: Hmmm, my usual "posture" at the home PC is laying full length on the couch, propped up on my left elbow, with my right hand stretched out to the mouse on the coffee table. Is this good or bad?

No, perfectly acceptable for a Roman emperor. Do you have any slaves to feed you grapes?


Maybe I should start taking applications...
 
2012-09-29 07:38:05 PM  
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2012-09-29 08:01:47 PM  
To protect your back...deadlift. Its fixed every back problem (7) I've ever had. Including one I got from slouching.
 
2012-09-29 08:09:41 PM  
 
2012-09-29 08:09:43 PM  
I keep my keyboard in my lap and use the arm of my recliner for my mouse. Recliner...
 
2012-09-29 08:13:15 PM  

SanjiSasuke: To protect your back...deadlift. Its fixed every back problem (7) I've ever had. Including one I got from slouching.


Strait or bent knee?
 
2012-09-29 08:21:02 PM  
www.canvasstorehouse.com

My approximate posture at the moment
 
2012-09-29 08:23:58 PM  

kingoomieiii: [newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x215]

Yes.


At home, this is pretty much me, unless the laptop is on the coffee table (like it is now).

At work, my cube is in stand-up configuration, though, I'm not in it very much.
 
2012-09-29 09:01:51 PM  

big pig peaches: SanjiSasuke: To protect your back...deadlift. Its fixed every back problem (7) I've ever had. Including one I got from slouching.

Strait or bent knee?


Do both but focus more on the regular, bent knee style. Stiff-legged deadlifts put more strain on the lower back but emphasize hamstrings and glutes more. Regular deadlifts use less lower back but bring in the hip flexors.
 
2012-09-29 09:32:12 PM  
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2012-09-29 09:53:07 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: big pig peaches: SanjiSasuke: To protect your back...deadlift. Its fixed every back problem (7) I've ever had. Including one I got from slouching.

Strait or bent knee?

Do both but focus more on the regular, bent knee style. Stiff-legged deadlifts put more strain on the lower back but emphasize hamstrings and glutes more. Regular deadlifts use less lower back but bring in the hip flexors.


I've had luck with jumping Burpees (squat thrusts) and yoga: the former for strength, the latter for flexibility..
Best part is that you can do them anywhere, anytime, without any special equipment.

However, for yoga, I do recommend at least taking a basic course with a qualified instructor to have someone making sure you're doing the poses correctly. I tried learning from books/videos and just developed bad habits. Knowing how to do the poses correctly make all the difference.

/ 45 year old computer programmer: no issues
 
2012-09-29 11:35:47 PM  

downstairs: I'm sitting ON TOP of my PC.
 
You can't explain that.


First of all, it's MY PC and secondly I had no idea that my cat had a Fark login.
 
2012-09-29 11:40:03 PM  

Optimal_Illusion: [www.blogcdn.com image 425x343]


It's like looking into a mirror.
 
2012-09-29 11:46:08 PM  
years ago some company sold an ergonomic chair supported by six legs. there was no back support whatsoever. most of your weight wound up on the front of your lower legs, as you sat as if you were partially genuflecting or kneeling. your feet would get caught in the legs. what a horrible chair it was.
 
2012-09-30 12:24:00 AM  
In the morning I'm sitting straight up and by the afternoon I'm so beat down I'm hunched forward. On a bad day I'm hunched completely over and my face is about 5" from the screen like a true nerd. The worst part is that my little hub is right across from our owner's office so when I slunch way over with my hand on my face he yells out 'wake up!'.

Slunch is definitely a word.
 
2012-09-30 02:14:42 AM  

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God damn it! I never have my hand on my face like that, except when I started reading this thread.

Are you a wizard?
 
2012-09-30 02:33:42 AM  

HighZoolander: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 590x483]

God damn it! I never have my hand on my face like that, except when I started reading this thread.

Are you a wizard?


i291.photobucket.com

/derp
 
2012-09-30 05:19:43 AM  
I was worried about my back so I bought a knee chair.

Now I sit on it with my feet on the knee rest.
 
2012-09-30 05:48:31 AM  
LordOfThePings:
www.canvasstorehouse.com

My approximate posture at the moment



Optimal_Illusion:
www.blogcdn.com

i223.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-30 12:43:02 PM  

downstairs: kingoomieiii: [newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x215]

Yes.


As someone with bad eyes, no.  At that angle I couldn't see crap... but the monitor would be too close for glasses.


Get a bigger monitor. Seriously. Try a 37" 1920x1080 monitor on your desk. It's amazing.
 
2012-10-01 11:01:06 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 590x483]


Sunova...
 
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