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The Military Movement Drill, Exercise 2, Laterals

The PT leader states, Demonstrator, POST. (The demonstrator posts in front of the formation.) I will use the talk through method of instruction. Exercise 2 of The Military Movement Drill is Laterals.” (The demonstrator responds, “Laterals.”)

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. Upon the preparatory command of Ready, slightly crouch forward while keeping the back straight, both arms are at the side with elbows bent at 90-degrees and palms facing forward. The face perpendicular to the direction of movement.”

“The command to begin the exercise is GO. Step to the side by rising slightly and bringing the trailing leg to the lead leg. Quickly hop to the side and land back in the crouch with the knees shoulder width apart. Always face the same direction so that the first 25-yards is moving to the left and the second 25-yards is moving to the right.”

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 2 of The Military Movement Drill, Laterals?” Clarify all questions.

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

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