>standing desks

>standing desks
actually good for you or just a meme?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what are those foot rolly things on the thing they're standing on?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They have small bumps or spikes that are supposed to activate more blood flow to the feet.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      standing for hours is very stressful on the feet, you add those and you can stretch out the tendons and whatnot.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah. Like running or walking long distances, there gets a point where you can be too heavy to do it. That's going to cause a strain on the joints. If you're a skinny dyel or ottermode sure I could see it working, when I was real skinny standing was almost the same as sitting, so it can keep you active and that whole philosophy. But if you're heavier, it's going to be a strain to work at a standing desk for hours and do more harm than good.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      poop trays, so you can relieve your bowels while you stand

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they are so you can fidget with your feet. standing still is uncomfortable but moving around constantly isnt.
      t. have to use a standing desk to keep hemorrhoids at bay

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Certain jobs I have to stand and take a half step all day. My feet kill me by the end. Others I'm walking, squatting, kneeling. I feel nothing normal by the end aside from the fact I work at a factory.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt it. I mean, I couldn't work focused tasks like this. Maybe some routine clicking and reading emails... But writing a fucking analysis like that? Fuck no.. I rather go for a 30 minute walk during a break

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Good goy. Maximize your use to Shekelberg instead of focusing on your health.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Total fucking meme
    I dated a girl that had one, never got any work done and put a chair there anyway
    You’re better off taking a 10 min walk every 50 minutes

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Total fucking meme
      pic related is you in 10-15 years

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        22 years and still no issues, buy a quality chair retard

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >22 years
          Alright. Wait 'till you're 30. You'll see.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Have you tried deadlifting more than 1 plate ?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >deadlift
              >helping your back and not fucking it up even more

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            im 33, its 22 year of chair use

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Oh. Then I take my words and stick them up my ass.

              What's your chair bro? How much did it cost? Chairs from the office are killing my back slowly, but I can work from home more often now and been thinking of setting up a home desk. Been looking at ergonomic chairs but I don't want to spend 200€+ on a meme chair that only has that price due to le meme gaming chair.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not the same anon but im 35 and have worked at a desk since 18 yrs old. CAD drafter. Long hours and barely any breaks.

                Make sure you have activities outside of work that help with posture. OHP and DL are my favourite. The chair barely matters. It’s all about how you sit on it. I had a wooden kitchen stool for working at home for 6 months when Covid hit and my back felt fine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      wont stay productive in those 10 mins of walking now will you

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You are supposed to switch between standing and sitting. Not replace the chair totally.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    standing up burns like 200kcal more

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i got one for $250AUD
    i never use it standing but it is nice to be able to just send the desk up when i need to unplug some shit

    your better off buying a good chair for the ergonomics, it will quickly hurt your feet standing still even with matts
    if you need to buy a new desk though id definitely get on over a regular desk

    i also tried to put a stationary bike under it but i never really used it, a little desk peddle or treadmill can make it healthy but do you really want to be moving when using mouse and keyboard? i could only watch youtube on the bike typing was aids

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen you on IST before I think

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes i have a thread up right now asking about how to hide the wood glue

        [...]

        im probably just going to use foam sound insulation pannels

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What in God's name is that keyboard? Looks like something you salvaged from an office block that's been abandoned since the 90s.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        probably le meme mechanical redditboard

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          this

          What in God's name is that keyboard? Looks like something you salvaged from an office block that's been abandoned since the 90s.

          its a GMMK pro with /dev/tty keycaps and a marble wrist rest
          modern but retro styled

          cost like $600AUD total because im retard

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            IMHO this is my setup for work and from using mechanical keyboards for gaming, this setup is really smooth for work. Fits into my flat laptop bag too.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              i am going to buy a small BT keyboard soon so i can use PC on bed,
              but those logitech membrane ones are gross, id just use a BT 60% mech like pic related

              if your working in the same location i would just buy a nice heavy one and leave it there,
              but i am a keyboard autist so none of this applies to you

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I love mechanical keyboards for gaming but not for work. I have 3 offices so being able to just put everything in a tiny bag is great. The k380 keyboard is surprisingly awesome.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                i have a k480 which is basically same design but with tablet holder and i hate it personally

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                It’s pretty funny how different we all are. My company have unlimited funds for whatever gear I need but I can’t find myself using a mechanical for work at all. My CAD station costs 4500€, having two ultra wide monitors.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Well you are just using it for hotkeys, not typing.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You got me there. I do need a new mouse tho, the g305 keeps breaking.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >It’s pretty funny how different we all are.
                yeah, for some reason i spend so much on keyboard, headphones, mice but still use a a shitty TN panel 60hz monitor

                I couldn't live without a numpad

                for my usecase i am just going to be sitting on bed using youtube search or whatever, dont need numpad
                you can buy seperate numpads which you can move out the way (usefull for gaymin)

                >screens are still not eye level
                Why even bother?

                this is actually a massive problem for standing desks
                you have to adjust the monitor height every time

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >TN panel
                This is usually bad because of color rendition, and possibly viewing angle.
                >60hz
                Good for realizing more is a meme though.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >you have to adjust the monitor height every time
                Just get a monitor arm.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I couldn't live without a numpad

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As a IST guy with good posture I am really enjoying my standing desk. I stand 70 - 80 % of the working day easy.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard sitting was terrible for you like 5 years ago, iirc it was even compared to smoking in how bad it was and how little the health effects have reached the public consciousness
    I'm assuming it isn't that bad if you get exercise and don't fuck your posture because I don't hear about it anymore. Like they're embarrassed they made such a big deal out of it

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Design guy here, loads of CAD and some obligatory noodling about sketching. Bit of a restless leg problem. I use a standing desk in one studio (office) and I reckon concentration and effectiveness are vastly improved overall, purely because I'm not as constrained as when I'm at a normal desk. I often find that I move to standing without realising when mulling over some complexity. Leaning back on a barstool isn't a great idea and it's more of a trek when I drop my pen.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also find sketching far easier when standing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      what programs do you use and is it hard to get into that work?

      i was best in my HS grade at autocad but never followed it anywhere

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Started off as a mech eng., got bored and went back to college for a couple of years. Started working as a freelancer as had kid on way and partner with good job and income. Mix of ID and mech eng got my foot in door with college alumni (one or two heavy hitters). Have remained freelance as it allows me to help partner with her combo of work and health issues (overall downward trend, alas) but examining permanent option with one client.

        Programs (just tools to help express your ideas, remember! ): Solidworks, Modo, Rhino, Fusing 360, Photoshop, Illustrator. Pen and paper the best for letting the mind meander...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      so many basedaks here lmao
      you can tell no one here actually needs to do any mental work
      I am a software engineer, (no not a onions web dev) and i use standing desk every so often, it makes a clear mental picture if you stand. Much more easier to think. I usually walked around if i needed to think, with standing it is easier to walk and i need less walks.
      And if you complain standing is too strenuous for you then why don't you just have a nice day you weak pussy gay, existence is too much to bear for you, you should be ashamed of yourself. I can easily stand for 9+ hours, yes legs might hurt a bit, but pain is good, goes away if you sit for ~30mins, normal pain as if you're walking a longer distance (if you even know what that feels like)

      this chad gets it

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sitting is bad because you sit for hours and hours and hours in strange positions. the solution is to walk around more often not just stand for hours instead.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What I wonder about is working while lying in bed. I only work a couple hours a day and prefer to do it lying down. I imagine this is umcommon enough that it isn’t being researched, but it’s much more cozy this way. Get some blankets tucked under the elbows and a nice pillow stack going, very ergonomic.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      same, I was thinking of building a lying desk actually

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have to be at a computer for your job + playing wuth friends or some shit, itll quickly become +10h sitting daily. Decreases problems with shortening hipflexors etc.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't tried them yet, they might be alright, but what isn't alright is working across from a woman... that will damage you

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >screens are still not eye level
    Why even bother?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started using one because I got a varicocele, which I assume was from sitting down coding 12 hours a day for several years in a row. It hasn’t helped and actually just makes it harder to concentrate. At this point, I think surgery, a new job, or sacrificing my left testicle are my options.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Actually good

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For some reason, this exact chair and desk combo is the perfect setup. I work from home, game and post while sitting here. The little area to bring your chair in is what makes it work. My elbows therefore are always on my desk. The height of it is probably higher than others are used to, the desk is at the bottom of my pec. The chair has a slight bit of lean back but a little resistance. Because of all these factors I'm forced to sit up straight at all times. I've had this setup for about 5 years and never once have I felt anything in my back.

    If I was to tell you one thing it's probably find a desk where your elbows are forced to be on the desk while also being quite high.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      or just get armrests with adjustable height?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I suppose you could, but my surface area is much bigger than what arm rests would give you

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *