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Old 12-12-2007, 04:56 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the responses, some great stuff there i have implemended already and i will get a lumbar foam thing. Whats with the wallet hip pocket thing ?
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:04 AM   #12
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Don't know what your work environment is like but mine is pretty casual so I brought some stuff to work. In my office I threw a pair of 35lb dumbbells and a set of parallettes. When I get stiff or sleepy I do some work with them. Sometimes I just flip up and do wall hand stands or frogs or planks, etc. Sometimes I'll throw in some air squats or burpees. There are lots of stairs around that have open treads so I may do some pulls on them. I've also toyed with the idea of getting a door gym but that may attract too much attention. I'm lucky in that my work also takes me out to remote locations that may have some park on the way where I can get in some short type of WO. I still end up spending around 6 hrs per day at the desk and it blows for sure but it won't be that way forever maybe I'll get to be like my boss and be in endless meetings every day of the week ughhh!
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:58 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the responses, some great stuff there i have implemended already and i will get a lumbar foam thing. Whats with the wallet hip pocket thing ?

Wallet in the back pocket does usually one of two things:

1) steady deep pressure into the glutes, which might lead to sciatic nerve irritation, which quite literally is a pain in the ass

2) mechanically it tilts your pelvis, leading over time to lumbar/SI issues (like a lady walking around with one high heel shoe and one flat)

I think it was in one of McGill's books where he was of the opinion that there was no one correct way to sit, that we should try to shift position fairly regularly to avoid "static overstrain".
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:15 AM   #14
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Garrett, Do you suggest a standing work station be used all day, every day or only occasionally ?
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:46 PM   #15
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Replace chair with bosu ball, the only legit use of bosu ball i can think of (that's postable on a family website).
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:03 PM   #16
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Dan,
I think a standing workstation is great all the time. Sitting should be for breaks. Slight changes in standing position would be very helpful along the way, as would wearing non-elevated-heel shoes (or no shoes at all).

Basically the opposite of what we do in general now.
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:35 PM   #17
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I don't post much, but I want to also emphasize that you should not sit with your wallet in you pocket. After some very serious sciatic nerve problems, I stopped carrying my wallet, or anything else, in my hip pocket ever.
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:05 AM   #18
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Some great advice given already, so I'll just mention what worked for me:

-I got a new height-adjustable chair and set it to the lowest possible setting so that I never had to hunch over to type or look at the screen. attractive
Yoon, thanks, this seems to have helped me considerably
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:01 PM   #19
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you can do some grease the grove through out your shift. I just use the bathroom and knock out some pushups and squats during my day.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:00 AM   #20
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Stretch your calves as well; especially if you have a tendency to hike your heel up on the feet or legs of the chair.
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