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Post By: Celeste McLaughlin, Ergonomics Manager
Produced by: Solutions Northwest, Inc. (Ergonomics Experts serving Washington, Oregon, and California)

Watch Solutions Northwest Inc.’s Ergonomics Exercises video series:
Exercise at Your Desk: Planks that strengthen your core for a full body workout at work” by clicking on the image above or visiting our YouTube channel.

After watching the video, try reading one of our Related Blog posts about ergonomics safety in the office or at the workplace:

After watching the video, find out what Planks do for the body:

Why are Planks such a wonderful exercise?

According to Shape: “The plank is one of the best exercises for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominus (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominus, internal and external obliques, hips, and back.

According to WikipediaMuscles involved in the side plank include:

  • Primary: transversus abdominis muscle, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles (abductors), the adductor muscles of the hip, and the external, and internal obliques.
  • Secondary: gluteus maximus (glutes), quadriceps (quads), and hamstrings.”

Being able to do Planks in the office, at your desk is such a unique idea. We hope you enjoy the video, if you’d like to see more videos of exercises you can do at your desk, be sure to subscribe to your YouTube Channel.

As always, be sure to share these tips with the your fellow office workers or employees. For more guidance on all work related health and safety issues, visit or Contact Us for more information.

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