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The Overhead Arm Pull

The Stretch Drill, Exercise 1, The Overhead Arm Pull

The Stretch Drill, Exercise 1, The Overhead Arm Pull

The PT leader states, "Demonstrator, POST. (The demonstrator posts in front of the formation.) I will use the talk through method of instruction. Exercise 1 of The Stretch Drill is The Overhead Arm Pull." (The demonstrator responds, "The Overhead Arm Pull."

The PT leader commands, "Starting Position, MOVE." (The demonstrator moves into the starting position.) "The starting position is the straddle stance with hands on hips."

"The command to begin the stretch is Ready, STRETCH. Raise the left arm, bending the left elbow and touching the left hand to the nape of the neck. Grab the left elbow with the right hand, and pull to the right. Make sure there is a slight flex in the knees." (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. Raise the right arm, bending the right elbow and touching the right hand to the back of the neck. Grab the right elbow with the left hand, and pull to the left. Make sure there is a slight flex in the knees. 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 1 of The Stretch Drill, The Overhead Arm Pull?" Clarify all questions.

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