'Springflex': For workers chained to the desk

Get buffed at the cubicle? No thanks.

Inventor Spot

Here we go again. We've warned repeatedly about the insidious nature of fitness equipment attached to the desk , and now there's yet another way for unscrupulous employers to do us a "favor" by providing exercise opportunities without leaving the cubicle. Few, however, look as ridiculous as the setup depicted here.

The "Springflex UB" clamps onto the desktop and affords the opportunity to do "over 120 exercises that tone and firm your upper body" without ever leaving the chair, according to Inventor Spot. We certainly hope that the guy pictured here is a telecommuter.

The Springflex is specifically designed to help combat RSI, according to InventorSpot, giving "your arms and shoulders a workout while you read your email, favorite blogs." We have another idea: How about leaving the desk and going outside for a walk?

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