Thread: at work fitness
6/17/2003 5:17am, #1
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I'm more likely to be found in a chair than at the gym at anytime during the course of a day. I was wondering if anyone had excercises to help with training that could be practiced at a desk during work, or maybe on the commute.
6/17/2003 5:55am, #2
I would suggest any kind of isometrics exercise would probably be ideal. There's a ton of literature on that stuff on the net or at your local bookstore. Just look at stuff involving isometrics or dynamic tension exercises.
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6/17/2003 9:02am, #3
With button up shirts and slacks the typical dress at my work, I used to wear arm and leg weights under my clothing, just to keep some stress on my muscles during the day.
It's a bitch typing on a keyboard with weights on your wrists, if you do it properly. I'm just glad nobody noticed them, because, admitedly, it was a bit strange.
6/17/2003 11:10am, #4
theres a set of chi gung excercises that can be done while sat down, but I feel like a complete prat doing them in an open plan office. Instead, I got an inflatable punchbag for the office and we take it in turn to draw peoples faces on.Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989
6/17/2003 11:17am, #5
I'd say that the two most important fitness considerations at work are posture and looking away from a computer screen from time to time. I have back problems to begin with and slouching at my desk leads me to be a lot stiffer throughout the day. Additionally due to staring at a computer screen for many hours a day I'm actually developing a lazy eye, NOT FUCKING COOL!
Of course this wasn't what you were asking about but sometimes you need to vent.
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6/17/2003 6:28pm, #6
"With button up shirts and slacks the typical dress at my work, I used to wear arm and leg weights under my clothing, just to keep some stress on my muscles during the day."
I prefer to disappear to the gym at random times.
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6/17/2003 6:41pm, #7
"I'm actually developing a lazy eye, NOT FUCKING COOL!"
what are you talking about!? lazy eyes kick ass. No one know where i'm looking. Freaks the hell out of them.
6/17/2003 8:48pm, #8
6/19/2003 8:44am, #9
"It's a bitch typing on a keyboard with weights on your wrists, if you do it properly. I'm just glad nobody noticed them, because, admitedly, it was a bit strange."
that's because no one said anything
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6/25/2003 4:15pm, #10
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I try to get up a few times a day, not counting lunch, and walk a few blocks, along with ducking into buildings on campus and climbing some stairs. I also shut my office door and do some stretching. Sitting in the chair all day staring at the screen under the flourescents ruins you. Other than that I have to wait until after 5.