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The Bend And Reach

Conditioning Drill 1, Exercise 1, The Bend and Reach

"Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 1 of Conditioning Drill 1 is The Bend and Reach." (Demonstrator responds, "The Bend and Reach.") "This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a SLOW cadence. The Starting Position is, the straddle stance, arms overhead with the palms facing inward. Starting position, MOVE." (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

"On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, bend at the knees and waist, slowly bring the arms down while reaching between the legs as far as possible. Look between the legs to round out the back. By-the-numbers," (demonstrator responds, "By-the-numbers"), "In cadence." (Demonstrator responds "In cadence.") "EXERCISE." (Demonstrator performs count one.)

"On count two, recover slowly to the starting position. Ready, TWO." (Demonstrator performs count two.)

"On count three, repeat count one. Ready, THREE." (Demonstrator performs count three.)

"On count four, return to the starting position and sound off with the number of repetitions performed. Ready, FOUR." (Demonstrator performs count four and states, "ONE.")

"Position of attention, MOVE." (Demonstrator assumes the position of attention.)

"I will lead the demonstrator through three repetitions at a SLOW cadence. The commands and movements are as follows: The Bend and Reach." (Demonstrator responds, "The Bend and Reach.") "Starting position, MOVE." (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.) "Without-the-numbers" (demonstrator responds, "Without-the-numbers.") "In cadence, (demonstrator responds, "In cadence.") " EXERCISE, One, Two, Three." (Demonstrator states, "ONE.") The PT leader will raise the inflection of his voice while counting out the movements of the third repetition and the demonstrator states, HALT upon returning to the starting position.

"Position of attention, MOVE."(Demonstrator assumes the position of attention.) "AT EASE." (Demonstrator stands at ease.)

"What are your questions pertaining to Exercise 1 of Conditioning Drill 1, The Bend and Reach when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?" (Clarify all questions.)

"Demonstrator, ATTENTION. You will be my assistant instructor. FALL OUT."