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Old July 20th, 2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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I have an IT job where I use the computer all day. I created a stand-up workstation so I don't have to sit. I have a piece of 2x4 about 7 inches long. I place the 2x4 on its 2 inch side. Then I put the side, not the center, of my foot on the board. When I get balanced I bend the knee slightly and swing the free leg in front, back and out to the side in beat with whatever song I have on. I do this for a minute or two then switch feet or edges.

I have plenty of times when no one is looking so I can get a way with it.

I think this is giving me strength in the ankles and lower legs. Also, forcing good posture and balance.

Opinions: Am I being weird with purpose, or just weird.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 04:18 PM   #2
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Neither. You're definitely on to something.

Here's my standup desk setup at work.


Another thing to try would be to make a pivot board. Like a see - saw for your feet. Another, a lazy susan round setup so that you could do rotations.

Genius I tell you.

Off to see my patent attorney!
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Old July 20th, 2014, 06:51 PM   #3
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glad to know that there are some who as equally as nutty as me.
I have a stand up work station, too. I originally adapted my usual desk, but got my company to buy me an actual desk module that is motorized and raises and lowers, made by Steelcase, about $1200 for the section of desk that holds the PC and keyboard. (note: i get asked all the time if i have back problems, which i don't).

That said, i also put a piece of plywood over my trash bin so i can lift one foot onto it and stretch with one raised knee/leg.

Also, for days where i just need to stretch the hips and quads and glutes, i lower the desk to normal height and sit on a large exercise ball.

I will try the 2x4 routine monday. thanks.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 10:36 PM   #4
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Neither. You're definitely on to something.

Here's my standup desk setup at work.


Another thing to try would be to make a pivot board. Like a see - saw for your feet. Another, a lazy susan round setup so that you could do rotations.

Genius I tell you.

Off to see my patent attorney!
So... Your going to patent a cut off 2x4. Only Google or Apple or Monsanto could get away with that.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 01:01 AM   #5
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glad to know that there are some who as equally as nutty as me.
I have a stand up work station, too. I originally adapted my usual desk, but got my company to buy me an actual desk module that is motorized and raises and lowers, made by Steelcase, about $1200 for the section of desk that holds the PC and keyboard. (note: i get asked all the time if i have back problems, which i don't).

That said, i also put a piece of plywood over my trash bin so i can lift one foot onto it and stretch with one raised knee/leg.

Also, for days where i just need to stretch the hips and quads and glutes, i lower the desk to normal height and sit on a large exercise ball.

I will try the 2x4 routine monday. thanks.
All I needed to know about the stand up desk was that standing up for 6 hours out of the 8 hour work day burns an extra 75,000 calories a year. That's like 75 hour long skate sessions, according to my endomondo calculations.

That and the circulation and lower tract digestive concerns.

Derrick, I'll paint it just so and install a fitness watch slot in the side. It'll take AA batteries. Patent #23923042039423

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All I needed to know about the stand up desk was that standing up for 6 hours out of the 8 hour work day burns an extra 75,000 calories a year. That's like 75 hour long skate sessions, according to my endomondo calculations.

That and the circulation and lower tract digestive concerns.

Derrick, I'll paint it just so and install a fitness watch slot in the side. It'll take AA batteries. Patent #23923042039423

You could make one million dollars.
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