Finding your comfort zone – Shoulders and elbow

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Shoulders and elbows

To minimize muscle tension, your shoulders should be relaxed, not elevated or drooped (refer to the Supporting Your Forearms section), and your elbows should be placed comfortably in relation to your keyboard height.

Position your elbows in a zone that is near the height of your keyboard's home row (the row that includes the letter L). Some find it most comfortable to position their elbows slightly above the height of the home row and to set the keyboard slope to the lowest (most flat) position.

Turn your chair to the side to help determine if your elbow height is near the height of your keyboard's home row.


Remember to relax, particularly in areas where muscle tension often builds, such as your neck and shoulders.