gila wrote: even the second wrist/hand/elbow/arm position in those pics dont seem 'normal' to me
I think that was the closest they could get me to normal!! My wrists are always bent at some angle or another!!
also your elbow seems to be unnecessarily "up in the air", therefore involving the shoulder too much in the action
Again, a bad habit on my part...I tried to mime the way you describe and my shoulders clunked...back into place...perhaps I need to think about keeping them where they should be a bit more often...and about keeping my wrists straight for that matter - trying now and it makes typing strange...they're always flopping about!