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The Forward Lunge

Conditioning Drill 1, Exercise 7, The Forward Lunge

“Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 7 of Conditioning Drill 1 is The Forward Lunge.” (The demonstrator responds, “The Forward Lunge.”) “This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence. The Starting Position is the straddle stance with the hands on hips. Starting position, MOVE.” (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

“On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, take an exaggerated step forward with the left leg. The rear knee bends but does not touch the ground while the forward knee does not go beyond the toes and forms a 90-degree angle. 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 start position. Ready, TWO.” (Demonstrator performs count two.)

“On count three, repeat count one with the right leg. 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 Forward Lunge.” (Demonstrator responds, “The Forward Lunge.”) “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 7 of Conditioning Drill 1, The Forward Lunge when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?” (Clarify all questions.)

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