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The Mountain Climber

Conditioning Drill 3, Exercise 3, The Mountain Climber

"Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 3 of Conditioning Drill 3 is The Mountain Climber." (Demonstrator responds, "The Mountain Climber.") "This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence. The Starting Position is the front leaning rest position with the left leg forward and the left knee toward 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, spring the lower extremities off the ground and bring the right foot forward while simultaneously thrusting the left foot rearward. 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 spring the lower extremities off the ground and bring the left foot forward while simultaneously thrusting the right foot rearward. 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 MODERATE cadence. The commands and movements are as follows: The Mountain Climber." (Demonstrator responds, "The Mountain Climber.") "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 3 of Conditioning Drill 3, The Mountain Climber when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?" (Clarify all questions.)

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