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The Extend And Flex

The Stretch Drill, Exercise 3, The Extend and Flex

The PT leader states, "Demonstrator, POST. (The demonstrator posts in front of the formation.) I will use the talk through method of instruction. Exercise 3 of The Stretch Drill is The Extend and Flex." (The demonstrator responds, "The Extend and Flex.")

The PT leader commands, "Starting Position, MOVE." (The demonstrator moves into the starting position.) "The starting position is the front leaning rest position."

"The command to begin the stretch is Ready, STRETCH. Lower the body, sagging in the middle, keeping the arms straight and look upward. Knees touch the ground and toes point to the rear." (The demonstrator performs the movements as the PT leader describes them.) "Hold this position for 20 seconds."

The PT leader commands, "Starting Position, MOVE." (The demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

"The command to stretch the other side of the body is Change Position, Ready, STRETCH. Walk the hands backward as far as possible while raising the hips, stretching the hamstrings. Change Position, Ready, STRETCH." (The demonstrator performs the movements as the PT leader describes them.) "Hold this position for 20 seconds."

The PT leader commands, "Starting Position, MOVE." (The demonstrator moves into the starting position.) "Position of Attention, MOVE." (The demonstrator assumes the position of attention.) The PT leader states, "AT EASE." (The demonstrator stands at ease.)

The PT leader states "What are your questions pertaining to Exercise 3 of The Stretch Drill, The Extend and Flex?" Clarify all questions.

The PT leader commands, "Demonstrator, ATTENTION." (The demonstrator assumes the position of attention.) "You will be my assistant instructor. FALL OUT."