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    Quote Originally Posted by everamzah View Post
    OMG 27:45. If I could do that, I wouldn't be spending time playing Quake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vurun View Post
    Can't agree. Stretching improves overall blood flow (brain, palms, fingers for the matter of QL).
    To each their own. :~)

    If vigorous mouse clicking is causing reduced blood flow to my brain, palms, fingers, I would think a deeper seeded medical issue is at work. I would like to think that a generally healthy person should be unphased by such activities. Otherwise, I'd hate to see what a jog around their neighborhood would do to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vurun View Post
    Can't agree. Stretching improves overall blood flow (brain, palms, fingers for the matter of QL).
    If you've got that much of an issue while playing then you're probably completely out of shape. If you are having issues with blood flow, just get up and walk around for a few; you should be fine then.

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    When I play quake too long my hands get really cold so I think stretching my hands when I am playing would be good.
    Last edited by eduguy; 03-21-2013 at 10:52 AM.

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    Well can't say that I am out of shape. I've been heavy lifting for 3 years, stopped a year ago because of the spine problems. Now I swim 3-4 km per week. So I no, I am not
    But I have no idea where does that numbness come from
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    Quote Originally Posted by vurun View Post
    Well can't say that I am out of shape. I've been heavy lifting for 3 years, stopped a year ago because of the spine problems. Now I swim 3-4 km per week. So I no, I am not
    But I have no idea where does that numbness come from
    Dang...I should've said "Do you even lift?" :'(

    Could it be the way you're sitting? It could just be bad ergonomics.

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    On a related note (sort of), I wouldn't argue that a comfortable desk chair is a worthwhile investment for anyone who spends multiple hours clicking away. :~)

    This is something I keep saying I'm going to buy but never get around to it.

    My chair makes granite seem soft, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eduguy View Post
    When I play quake too long my hands get really cold so I think stretching my hands when I am playing would be good.
    How about squeezing an anti-stress ball/ring or something for a few minutes? I can only encourage you to try this, and as long as you don't overdo it (like squeezing with pain in your fingers) you can do it as much as you like. There are several tools for finger/wrist training (I own a few gyrotwister, those will totally warm up your hands)
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    PC gamers are a crowd that will obsess about tiny amounts of input lag (500hz vs 1000hz for example) when in reality until we invent a fully functional brain to PC input device, your meat vehicle is going to be the biggest bottleneck.

    Taking a few minutes a day to do basic stretches is going to help your game. Sitting still staring at a panel of light and manipulating small objects in an extremely repetitive manner is horribly unnatural and over time, WILL give you problems. It's basic physiology.

    It's not about being out of shape in the slightest.

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