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The Push Up

Conditioning Drill 2, Exercise 1, The Push-up

"Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 1 of Conditioning Drill 2 is The Push-up." (The demonstrator responds, "The Push-up.") "This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence and will be executed in accordance with ASPT standards. The Starting Position is the front leaning rest position. The feet may be up to twelve inches apart and you may place the hands where comfortable. Starting position, MOVE." (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

"On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, keep the body straight while lowering the body until the upper arms are at least parallel to the ground. By-the-numbers," (demonstrator responds, "By-the-numbers"), "In cadence." (Demonstrator responds "In cadence.") "EXERCISE." (Demonstrator performs count one.)

"On count two, push yourself up to the starting position by completely straightening the arms. 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." (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 Push-up." (Demonstrator responds, "The Push-up.") "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 2, The Push-up when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?" (Clarify all questions.)

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