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The Bent Leg Body Twist

Conditioning Drill 1, Exercise 9, The Bent Leg Body Twist

The PT leader states, "Demonstrator, POST. (The demonstrator posts in front of the formation.) I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 9 of Conditioning Drill 1 is The Bent Leg Body Twist." (The demonstrator responds, "The Bent Leg Body Twist.") .") "This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence. The Starting Position is the supine position with the legs bent at the waist and knees (such as in the seated position), arms extended sideward, palms flat on the ground, chin tucked into the chest. Starting position, MOVE." (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

"On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, twist the lower body towards the left side and extend as far as possible without lifting the opposite side shoulder blade off of the ground. Continue to keep the palms on the ground so as to balance the body. By-the-numbers," (demonstrator responds, "By-the-numbers"), "In cadence." (Demonstrator responds "In cadence.") "EXERCISE." (Demonstrator performs count one.)

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

"On count three, twist the lower body towards the right side and extend as far as possible without lifting the opposite side shoulder blade off of the ground. Continue to keep the palms on the ground so as to balance the body. Ready, THREE." (Demonstrator performs count three.)

"On count four, return to the starting position and sound off the number of repetitions performed. Ready, FOUR." (The 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 MODERATE cadence. The commands and movements are as follows: The Bent Leg Body Twist." (Demonstrator responds, "The Bent Leg Body Twist.") "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 9 of Conditioning Drill 1, The Bent Leg Body Twist when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?" (Clarify all questions.)

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