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Old 12-29-2005, 07:59 AM   #1
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Perfect positions

Gah. Ever been perched upon your chair, concealed wholly by a blanket? Or trying to?

It's rather nippy in my house, so I grab a blanket. But no matter what, the arm controlling the mouse betrays it all. What are some normal activities that require a special position to work properly?

Like... writing. While laying on your side. But you must support your head with your writing hand.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:22 AM   #2
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ah... I thought this was going to be a discussion about the pros & cons of the Missionary position. Sorry, wrong category.


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Old 12-29-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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I have a tendency to work at my desk and computer while sitting forward on the edge of my chair. I don't know why, but I do. This leads to an unsupported and aching back, and a chronic pain in my left thigh from where it presses against the armrest support bar.

I'm hopeless.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:39 PM   #4
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I picked up the habit of tucking my right foot under my left leg while sitting in a easy chair watching TV, fom my Dad.
Do not do this!!!
He ended up having the knee replaced after years of suffering, whereas I broke the habit after about 10 years.
I still have one very screwed up right knee.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:38 PM   #5
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I used to work with this guy that always had neck pain , I found out why one day , i went to his house to give him a hand with a celing fan , after we got finished he wanted to show me a few web sites , he had the BIG desk , and this SMALL short chair , he was looking up to his Puter like it was a GOD !!!!
I sat there surfing around for about 10 minets and my neck started hurting as well , then i got a couple of phone books to sit on , this brought the moneter to about face level , MUCH better !!! he tryed it as well , and said " well i wish i had tryed that befor that back surgery for pinched nerves !!!!"

Common sence people !!!
its called ERGONOMICS , or putting your body in a nuteral position .
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:39 PM   #6
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I picked up the habit of tucking my right foot under my left leg while sitting in a easy chair watching TV, fom my Dad.
Do not do this!!!
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Is it OK to tuck your left foot under your right leg while sitting in an office chair perusing bulletin boards? Because you caught me out. I keep trying to sit the other way or straight when I realise I'm doing it, but my body parts are in a conspiracy against my brain and they have more cells....
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:16 PM   #7
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You have been warned, monster.
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:44 PM   #8
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:36 PM   #9
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I'll consider myself warned as well. Because that's exactly my posture right now, but at dining room chair/table. Spooky.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:39 PM   #10
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How about right big toe under right front chair leg? For some reason I occasionally end up in that position.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:23 PM   #11
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How about right big toe under right front chair leg? For some reason I occasionally end up in that position.
That is your subconscious. It wants to smash your big toe for being mean. To me.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:30 PM   #12
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Goddamn toe. My subconscious also knocked off its nail when moving furniture once... Apparently it's a constant battle.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:43 PM   #13
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I do the thing with the chair leg and my toe, too. I can't stand chairs that don't go back. I relish the feel of that moment when you're rocking on the back legs, let go and tip lightly back against the wall rather than go forward. It's almost Tourette's-like. It has to feel just right or I will keep tipping back till it does.

Then I'm fine, and can sit normally until the next tipping urge strikes. Weird, huh?
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:53 PM   #14
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:23 PM   #15
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I'll consider myself warned as well. Because that's exactly my posture right now, but at dining room chair/table. Spooky.
I am the ghost of future knee pain.
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