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Old 10-06-2008, 04:10 PM   #1
Tom Woodward
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What Does Everybody Sit On?

Okay, this may not apply to EVERYBODY, but i'm directing this mainly to Crossfitters who man a desk for the better part of 8 hours a day. The things I've learned in the past few months about the biomechanics of the hip structure has helped me realize how detrimental long periods of sitting can be for the posterior chain and hips. So....

What do you guys sit on at work and how do you like it?
Over the past year or so, I've tried a Herman Miller Aeron, a Swiss Ball, and a kneeling chair. The Swiss has proved to be the best option, as I can position myself basically in a wide stance squat and activate the hips, glutes, and hamstrings slightly all the time.

Does anybody stand, kneel, or do anything else? I've heard of people setting up their desks and computer so they can use everything standing without bending over. Sounds kinda cool.

Might be weird that I'm obsessing about this, but I figure if I'm spending 1/3 of my day in one position, I should make it as positive for my health as possible.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: What Does Everybody Sit On?

There's a good Slashdot thread on standing while working: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/14/0015212 (almost entirely w/f/s with a couple slightly off-color comments)
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: What Does Everybody Sit On?

A Martin Baker Mk 16 ejection seat.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: What Does Everybody Sit On?

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A Martin Baker Mk 16 ejection seat.
lol, I am an egress tech, I spend most my time underneath and inside Martin Baker seats!
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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A Martin Baker Mk 16 ejection seat.
YEAH!

Just a regular old chair here. Don't think much else woudl go over well. Tried a stability disk on the chair, but I think that made my pelvic tilt worse.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:01 PM   #6
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Re: What Does Everybody Sit On?

I don't like standing. Sit, lie down, walk or run, but not stand
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:24 PM   #7
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Re: What Does Everybody Sit On?

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Okay, this may not apply to EVERYBODY, but i'm directing this mainly to Crossfitters who man a desk for the better part of 8 hours a day. The things I've learned in the past few months about the biomechanics of the hip structure has helped me realize how detrimental long periods of sitting can be for the posterior chain and hips. So....

What do you guys sit on at work and how do you like it?
Over the past year or so, I've tried a Herman Miller Aeron, a Swiss Ball, and a kneeling chair. The Swiss has proved to be the best option, as I can position myself basically in a wide stance squat and activate the hips, glutes, and hamstrings slightly all the time.

Does anybody stand, kneel, or do anything else? I've heard of people setting up their desks and computer so they can use everything standing without bending over. Sounds kinda cool.

Might be weird that I'm obsessing about this, but I figure if I'm spending 1/3 of my day in one position, I should make it as positive for my health as possible.
Did Mounce pay you to post this question?
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #8
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Buttocks.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:17 AM   #9
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"Man" a desk? Really, how insensitive of you.

And if George spends 1/3 of his day in a Martin Baker, he's got some serious saddle sores. Stuffing foam behind your lower back?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:00 AM   #10
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"Man" a desk? Really, how insensitive of you.

And if George spends 1/3 of his day in a Martin Baker, he's got some serious saddle sores. Stuffing foam behind your lower back?
I actually have no problem with the seat, unless its a triple-turn day then ya, it can give you some tired butt.
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