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The V-Up

Conditioning Drill 3, Exercise 2, The V-up

"Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 2 of Conditioning Drill 3 is The V-up." (Demonstrator responds, "The V-up.") "This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence. The Starting Position is the supine position, arms on ground facing 45-degrees forward, palms down with fingers spread. The chin is tucked and the head is 1-2 inches off the ground. Starting position, MOVE." (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

"On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, while keeping the legs as straight as possible, simultaneously raise them and the trunk to form a V-position. Throughout the exercise keep the head in line with the trunk; use the arms as needed to stabilize 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, 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." (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 V-up." (Demonstrator responds, "The V-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 2 of Conditioning Drill 3, The V-up when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?" (Clarify all questions.)

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