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Desk height
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Am I the only one that finds default height desks incredibly uncomfortable? I'm 180cm (5'11 for burgers) and I remember reading that the standard desk height (75 cm) makes sense ergonomically for people about 195 cm tall (6'4). If I get my chair high enough to have my mouse arm comfortably moving, my feet don't touch the floor fully which puts a lot of pressure on the backs of my thighs and makes my legs fall asleep after 15 mins. If I lower my chair so that my feet are flat on the ground, my right arm is in a weird position that makes aiming uncomfortable and limits my range of motion.

Am I crazy or are there others

Am I the only one that finds default height desks incredibly uncomfortable? I'm 180cm (5'11 for burgers) and I remember reading that the standard desk height (75 cm) makes sense ergonomically for people about 195 cm tall (6'4). If I get my chair high enough to have my mouse arm comfortably moving, my feet don't touch the floor fully which puts a lot of pressure on the backs of my thighs and makes my legs fall asleep after 15 mins. If I lower my chair so that my feet are flat on the ground, my right arm is in a weird position that makes aiming uncomfortable and limits my range of motion.

Am I crazy or are there others
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haha manlet

haha manlet
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hey have you considered a chair that has an adjustable height?

hey have you considered a chair that has an adjustable height?
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Spritehaha manlet

Brb buying Tom cruise platform shoes

[quote=Sprite]haha manlet[/quote]


Brb buying Tom cruise platform shoes
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idk just be taller

idk just be taller
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Spritehaha manlet

You are literally 5'5

[quote=Sprite]haha manlet[/quote]

You are literally 5'5
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can the manlets stop derailing the thread with their bickering?

can the manlets stop derailing the thread with their bickering?
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use a footrest and lean back like a chad

use a footrest and lean back like a chad
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i'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people

i'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people
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Cubenityi'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people

It all depends on how you sit i guess. The 195cm height for 75 cm desks was probably calculated for people sitting properly/ergonomically

https://www.chatelaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/basic-home-office-working-from-home-ergonomics-faq-101-FEATURE.jpg

^that's the proper way to sit if you don't want long term issues

Now, look at this stock photo of what looks like an average height dude sitting at an average height desk

https://i.imgur.com/idwY15s.jpg

See how his shoulders are raised up and arms both flared outwards so he can get his elbows up on the desk, unlike the first pic where the proper sitting guy has his upper arm hanging down freely and the desk surface comes naturally under his elbow

[quote=Cubenity]i'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people[/quote]

It all depends on how you sit i guess. The 195cm height for 75 cm desks was probably calculated for people sitting properly/ergonomically

[img]https://www.chatelaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/basic-home-office-working-from-home-ergonomics-faq-101-FEATURE.jpg[/img]

^that's the proper way to sit if you don't want long term issues

Now, look at this stock photo of what looks like an average height dude sitting at an average height desk

[img]https://i.imgur.com/idwY15s.jpg[/img]

See how his shoulders are raised up and arms both flared outwards so he can get his elbows up on the desk, unlike the first pic where the proper sitting guy has his upper arm hanging down freely and the desk surface comes naturally under his elbow
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Sylent

I can recommend getting at least a desk with adjustable height (manually adjustable length for each table leg). I used to have a relatively cheap one from IKEA until I got myself an electric sit-stand desk (ideal for me, although an investment).

Also, people can have very different leg-torso ratios, 2 of the same height might have different ideal desk heights.

[quote=Sylent][/quote]

I can recommend getting at least a desk with adjustable height (manually adjustable length for each table leg). I used to have a relatively cheap one from IKEA until I got myself an electric sit-stand desk (ideal for me, although an investment).

Also, people can have very different leg-torso ratios, 2 of the same height might have different ideal desk heights.
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https://imgur.com/a/AS9eCid

bruh

[img]https://imgur.com/a/AS9eCid [/img]
bruh
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YeeHawhttps://imgur.com/a/AS9eCid
bruh

Caught that too, was too lazy to look for a better pic tho

AsecI can recommend getting at least a desk with adjustable height (manually adjustable length for each table leg). I used to have a relatively cheap one from IKEA until I got myself an electric sit-stand desk (ideal for me, although an investment).

Also, people can have very different leg-torso ratios, 2 of the same height might have different ideal desk heights.

Yeah, I was thinking about getting one the next time I'm in a country with Ikea, or maybe just getting a shorter non adjustable one custom made (should be cheaper). I just wanted to know if someone else had the same issues

[quote=YeeHaw][img]https://imgur.com/a/AS9eCid [/img]
bruh[/quote]

Caught that too, was too lazy to look for a better pic tho


[quote=Asec]
I can recommend getting at least a desk with adjustable height (manually adjustable length for each table leg). I used to have a relatively cheap one from IKEA until I got myself an electric sit-stand desk (ideal for me, although an investment).

Also, people can have very different leg-torso ratios, 2 of the same height might have different ideal desk heights.[/quote]

Yeah, I was thinking about getting one the next time I'm in a country with Ikea, or maybe just getting a shorter non adjustable one custom made (should be cheaper). I just wanted to know if someone else had the same issues
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im 12 and 7"3 and 450 lbs so its very hard for me to fid a good chari... -_-

im 12 and 7"3 and 450 lbs so its very hard for me to fid a good chari... -_-
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Sylentthat's the proper way to sit if you don't want long term issues

Yeah, i've tried doing this now, i needed to put 4 books under my monitor for it to be at the proper height, but my arms are too high and too close to my body for comfortable aiming, my mouse and keyboard would have to be too close and i wouldn't have enough space for mouse movement, because my elbows are closer to themselves. That position sounds good for office people that use much higher sensitivities and use a keyboard more than a mouse, but I still prefer having my chair lower to have my elbows wider apart.

https://i.imgur.com/eCiKwu0.png

[quote=Sylent]that's the proper way to sit if you don't want long term issues
[/quote]
Yeah, i've tried doing this now, i needed to put 4 books under my monitor for it to be at the proper height, but my arms are too high and too close to my body for comfortable aiming, my mouse and keyboard would have to be too close and i wouldn't have enough space for mouse movement, because my elbows are closer to themselves. That position sounds good for office people that use much higher sensitivities and use a keyboard more than a mouse, but I still prefer having my chair lower to have my elbows wider apart.
[img]https://i.imgur.com/eCiKwu0.png[/img]
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SylentAm I the only one that finds default height desks incredibly uncomfortable? I'm 180cm (5'11 for burgers) and I remember reading that the standard desk height (75 cm) makes sense ergonomically for people about 195 cm tall (6'4). If I get my chair high enough to have my mouse arm comfortably moving, my feet don't touch the floor fully which puts a lot of pressure on the backs of my thighs and makes my legs fall asleep after 15 mins. If I lower my chair so that my feet are flat on the ground, my right arm is in a weird position that makes aiming uncomfortable and limits my range of motion.

Am I crazy or are there others

Get a foot rest, then you can put your hair high enough and your feet can sit on the footrest. ez pz

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41pvQBV9NlL.jpg

[quote=Sylent]Am I the only one that finds default height desks incredibly uncomfortable? I'm 180cm (5'11 for burgers) and I remember reading that the standard desk height (75 cm) makes sense ergonomically for people about 195 cm tall (6'4). If I get my chair high enough to have my mouse arm comfortably moving, my feet don't touch the floor fully which puts a lot of pressure on the backs of my thighs and makes my legs fall asleep after 15 mins. If I lower my chair so that my feet are flat on the ground, my right arm is in a weird position that makes aiming uncomfortable and limits my range of motion.

Am I crazy or are there others[/quote]


Get a foot rest, then you can put your hair high enough and your feet can sit on the footrest. ez pz

[img]https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41pvQBV9NlL.jpg?tag=teamfortresst-20[/img]
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Cubenityi'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people

how tall are you

[quote=Cubenity]i'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people[/quote]

how tall are you
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i guess i'm one of the luckier ones, i'm around 5'10 and my desk height is not too big nor too small. it's nice and comfortable.

i guess i'm one of the luckier ones, i'm around 5'10 and my desk height is not too big nor too small. it's nice and comfortable.
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kordyanCubenityi'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people
how tall are you

193cm (6'4"), but my legs are a bit longer than usual, so i have to sit higher

[quote=kordyan][quote=Cubenity]i'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people[/quote]

how tall are you[/quote]

193cm (6'4"), but my legs are a bit longer than usual, so i have to sit higher
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CubenitykordyanCubenityi'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people
how tall are you

193cm (6'4"), but my legs are a bit longer than usual, so i have to sit higher

oh I see yeah it must be uncomfortable

[quote=Cubenity][quote=kordyan][quote=Cubenity]i'm tall and 75cm is way too low for me, i have to bend like a goblin to rest my elbows on the desk, no way these desks are designed for tall people[/quote]

how tall are you[/quote]

193cm (6'4"), but my legs are a bit longer than usual, so i have to sit higher[/quote]

oh I see yeah it must be uncomfortable
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im 6'1 and i have a low desk (26) inches, i just felt alot more comfortable with a lower desk, it might be my chair but sometimes a low desk can be nicer than a high one

im 6'1 and i have a low desk (26) inches, i just felt alot more comfortable with a lower desk, it might be my chair but sometimes a low desk can be nicer than a high one
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