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Even after years of being aware of ergonomic guidelines, I still find it extremely difficult to figure out how to adjust chairs correctly because the body's feedback comes with a delay. What usually happens is that I setup my chair as I think it should be, sit in it for a while and notice that something starts to hurt (or muscles tense, or whatever), so I readjust to fix the problem and in the process break something else (something else starts to hurt).

This is less of a problem with office chairs (although I can't say that I developed my office chair adjusting skills into a science either), but definitely a problem with car chairs. Is there an algorithm I can follow that will allow me to sit in a chair, and get it into an optimal configuration on the first try?

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closed as off-topic by Rory Alsop Jun 9 at 19:40

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Sorry, but this is off topic here. –  Rory Alsop Jun 9 at 19:39
    
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about personal productivity –  Rory Alsop Jun 9 at 19:40
    
@RoryAlsop If questions about optimal sitting position are on topic, I don't see why a question about achieving an optimal sitting position would be off topic. Further, knowing how to setup your environment is part of improving your productivity (if you are constantly uncomfortable and/or preoccupied with your chair, your ability to work efficiently will suffer). –  EpsilonVector Jun 10 at 7:09

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