monkii minute: Plank to Forearm Plank

"Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."
― William Shakespeare 

The specs
For 1-minute, do as many smooth reps of the Plank to Forearm Plank as possible.



The Plank to Forearm Plank is an exercise that I love, but for some odd reason I do not do nearly as much as I'd like. I have noticed this phenomenon over the years. I tend to have my 'go-to' exercises that always seem to come to the front of my mind when I want to create a workout quickly. This tendency has certainly caused me to miss out on opportunities for exercise variety and highlights the benefit of being able to sit down (or squat) and thoughtfully consider an exercise program. What I find most beneficial from the Plank to Forearm Plank is that the exercise requires that you stabilize your body while in a very unstable and dynamic situation. For me, the crux of the exercise is pressing back into the top position of the Plank. You're almost doing a One-Arm Pushup and with your feet in the footstraps this is extremely challenging. So, another great benefit of this exercise is that you get to train unilateral, single-arm pressing. This is certain to make you wilder.