Computer Chair Alternatives

AnimeJ wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:
AnimeJ wrote:

I don't care what it is, but damn do I want one.

That's a cat, AnimeJ.

Not the cat, the other thing, you silly Lobster.

That is a pretty nice looking lamp. I want one too.

Does anyone use one of these for a computer chair and think it's a good idea? My posture at work really sucks and I am trying to find a good way to straighten my back and not hunch over all the time.

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Space, has to be, etc...

Anyone have any experience with kneeling chairs?
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I have tried the kneeling chairs. I was never able to get used to it enough to sit in it for an extended period. I was able to convert to a standing desk pretty easily, though.

Anyone have any experience with kneeling chairs?

I tried those pretty extensively in my late teens and early 20s, and they'd always mess my back up. They're supposed to be good for your back, but they sure as hell weren't good for mine.

I've got one of the ball chairs. It works fine, but the distraction to not work and bounce around gets to be pretty significant.

I've always wanted to try a ball chair. How do you figure out which size to get if you're ordering online though?

Tanglebones wrote:

:P

Space, has to be, etc...

Anyone have any experience with kneeling chairs?
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yes loathed it, killed my knees. Maybe I just have a weird joint there, but even though my weight was on my butt (where it is supposed to be) I still had very sore knees after using them for even a short while.

As someone who is fine spending a lot of time on his knees(hurr hurr) do you think it works out fine otherwise? For posture and butt comfort?

I've tried those kneeling chairs and ball chairs and I'm perfectly capable of slouching on either of them. I'm just hunching forward, rather than slouching back, IYKWIM.

Miashara wrote:

I've got one of the ball chairs. It works fine, but the distraction to not work and bounce around gets to be pretty significant.

Glad I wasn't the only one who was thinking this. The people above me are right though, I believe there are some benefits in using a ball chair health wise. Sadly, the point above I quoted will probably kick in at some stage...

TempestBlayze wrote:

Does anyone use one of these for a computer chair and think it's a good idea? My posture at work really sucks and I am trying to find a good way to straighten my back and not hunch over all the time.

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I do at home and love it. Comfortable, forces good and natural posture. I have never gotten up sore from extended periods.

I have never used a kneely chair that I was happy with. The ball works great for short stints but for marathon gaming I need my chair to recline, so I can get my pimp lean on.

I agree with most of what you said, but I think your denouement is a little weak.

Does it have to be an alternative? Is time an issue?

Chair troll plays the long game.

Nice. You lurked around long enough to get the links working.

Edit: Dang. Why he no ban earlier!!!

I LoLed

Anyway I have been using my excersise ball on and off and it's not bad. My butt hurts after awhile so I have to switch back to the regular chair. The first couple of days my lower back was getting really sore but it went away the more I used it.

It's definitely not a permanent solution but it's good every now and then.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Anyway I have been using my excersise ball on and off and it's not bad. My butt hurts after awhile so I have to switch back to the regular chair. The first couple of days my lower back was getting really sore but it went away the more I used it.

It's definitely not a permanent solution but it's good every now and then.

TLDR: Used his balls, made butt and back hurt; got used to it.