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Calf Stretch

STEP I: Platoon, ATTENTION. AT EASE.

1. As normally executed, the calf stretch. .FOLLOW ME

2. STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH, RELAX

STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH, RELAX STRECH, RELAX

3. Position of attention, MOVE.

STEP II: Platoon, ATTENTION

4. The Calf Stretch

5. I will use the talk through method of instruction to teach you this stretch.

6. The start position is to stand straight with feet together , arms extended downward, elbows locked, palms facing backward, fingers and thumbs extended and joined , and head and eyes facing the front.

7. On the command STRETCH, move the right foot to the rear about two feet, and place the ball of the foot on the ground. Slowly pressing the heel to the ground. Slowly bend the left knee while pushing the hips forward and arching the back slightly. Hold this position 10 to 15 seconds.

8. On the command RELAX, return to the start position.

9. On the second command STRETCH, move the left foot to the rear about two feet, and place the ball of the foot on the ground. Slowly pressing the heel to the ground. Slowly bend the right knee while pushing the hips forward and arching the back slightly. Hold this position 10 to 15 seconds.

10. On the command RELAX, return to the start position.

11. Do this sequence two or three times.

12. At normal cadence: Position of attention, MOVE. AT EASE.

STEP III: Platoon, ATTENTION.

13. The Calf Stretch. FOLLOW ME

14. STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH, RELAX

STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH, RELAX STRETCH,RELAX

15. Position of attention, MOVE. AT EASE.

16. What are your questions pertaining to this stretch with or without the talk through method of instruction?