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2ndServe 12-06-2012 05:20 AM

exercises in front of the computer?
 
between work and free time I spend way too much time in front of computer. What are some exercises while on your computer? When I'm not typing I have a squeeze ball I use for gripping.

pvaudio 12-06-2012 07:27 AM

Here's an idea: spend some of that free time doing exercise.

r2473 12-06-2012 07:42 AM

I like to squat and deadlift while working on the computer.

pvaudio 12-06-2012 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by r2473 (Post 7049582)
I like to squat and deadlift while working on the computer.

Dude, be serious. If you don't split-jerk the monitor, you're being lazy.

El Diablo 12-06-2012 08:14 AM

Your squeeze ball is an excellent path to tennis elbow if you don't do it with your arm completely straight.

Itagaki 12-06-2012 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7049622)
Dude, be serious. If you don't split-jerk the monitor, you're being lazy.

No point in jerking something so light. At least R has a barbell and squat stands conveniently located in the office!

On a serious note, I'd just get a standing station or an attachment that lets you stand while on the computer.

pvaudio 12-06-2012 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Itagaki (Post 7049662)
No point in jerking something so light. At least R has a barbell and squat stands conveniently located in the office!

On a serious note, I'd just get a standing station or an attachment that lets you stand while on the computer.

I am almost offended. You don't think I have strap-on 45s to go on the back? And people wonder why I need a 32" monitor!

WildVolley 12-06-2012 08:52 AM

I saw a video of a guy with a cool computer setup. He had a standing desk and had put a treadmill under it. So he was walking while working on the computer.

As long as he didn't accidentally trigger it to speed up, I think it wouldn't be too unsafe.

r2473 12-06-2012 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Itagaki (Post 7049662)
At least R has a barbell and squat stands conveniently located in the office!

No, I just use my coworkers.

This morning I squatted a VP and a secretary.

maggmaster 12-06-2012 09:28 AM

Is that 2.5 time bw?

vin 12-06-2012 09:29 AM

I spend a lot of time in front of the computer too. Here are a few things that can help to mitigate the negative effects.

Get a stand up desk so you're not spending all that time sitting.

Move around to avoid being in the same posture for more than 20 minutes or so.

As much as possible, be mindful of not slouching.

Have your monitor in a position where you can look at it with your head in neutral alignment.

As basic part of good posture, try to keep your chest up and shoulders back without giving up neutral alignment of your ribs and pelvis.

Keep your chin tucked in to maintain a neutral rather than forward head posture.

Some good exercises to maintain range of motion in your neck are: rotating your head up and down through the full range of motion, then side to side (as if looking to the side), then side to side (ear to shoulder), then chin to collar bone. Other than that, the best exercise is simply taking a break from the computer and moving around or doing regular mobility exercises.

nyc 12-06-2012 09:53 AM

you could always add some lead tape at 3, 9 and 12 on your mouse.

you'll generate a heavier click.

pvaudio 12-06-2012 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by nyc (Post 7049830)
you could always add some lead tape at 3, 9 and 12 on your mouse.

you'll generate a heavier click.

This actually made me LOL. Best post yet :lol:

mbm0912 12-06-2012 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by nyc (Post 7049830)
you could always add some lead tape at 3, 9 and 12 on your mouse.

you'll generate a heavier click.

hahahahahaha

mbm0912 12-06-2012 10:24 AM

I keep a hopper in my car and hit @ lunch frequently, luckily there's a court nearby. Also stretch in my office and walk around often. Being a desk jockey sucks.

r2473 12-06-2012 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by maggmaster (Post 7049789)
Is that 2.5 time bw?

I think the secretary alone is 2.5x bw.

Chas Tennis 12-06-2012 10:46 AM

1) In my kitchen I have a yellow Theraband tied to a railing. I do external shoulder rotations for conditioning my shoulder. It could as well be tied somewhere else, like a door, and used while at the computer. You would have to rotated the chair 180 d., stand, or have two bands to get both shoulders.

2) I also have a heavy hammer and do slow controlled pronations and supinations to strengthen my wrist while watching TV.

3) Dumbell wrist curls both for wrist flexion and extension.

4) I have also used a heavy duty spring gripper as I have always preferred the range of motion over that of a ball.

5) Posture. The most important thing to do I believe is to study posture and realize that years at the computer will give your posture some features that you don't want and may increase your risk of injuries, especially collapsed abs (literally the famous nerd look) and a forward head. Have a chair that allows better posture. I also think that it is better to have a higher screen so that you are not always looking down (I say this as I'm looking down at my laptop's keyboard to hunt & pec this....and laptop screens are too low by design......)

Itagaki 12-06-2012 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by pvaudio (Post 7049674)
I am almost offended. You don't think I have strap-on 45s to go on the back? And people wonder why I need a 32" monitor!

Quote:

Originally Posted by r2473 (Post 7049738)
No, I just use my coworkers.

This morning I squatted a VP and a secretary.

Quote:

Originally Posted by maggmaster (Post 7049789)
Is that 2.5 time bw?

Quote:

Originally Posted by r2473 (Post 7049882)
I think the secretary alone is 2.5x bw.


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ramos77 12-06-2012 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by nyc (Post 7049830)
you could always add some lead tape at 3, 9 and 12 on your mouse.

you'll generate a heavier click.

the mouse would be too head-heavy IMO

pvaudio 12-06-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Itagaki (Post 7050102)

Best video in all of fitness. I love it :lol:


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