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The High Jumper

Conditioning Drill 1, Exercise 3, The High Jumper

“Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 3 of Conditioning Drill 1 is The High Jumper.” (The demonstrator responds, “The High Jumper.”) “This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence. The Starting Position is the forward leaning stance. Keep the arms straight at all times during the exercise. The palms should be facing inward with the head and eyes facing to the front. Starting position, MOVE.” (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

“On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, take a slight jump into the air while swinging the arms forward and up to shoulder level. Ensure that you land on the balls of the feet and transverse to a full-footed position. By-the-numbers,” (demonstrator responds, “By-the-numbers”), “In cadence.” (Demonstrator responds “In cadence.”) “EXERCISE.” (Demonstrator performs count one.)

“On count two, take a slight jump while swinging the arms backward, returning to the starting position. Ready, TWO.” (Demonstrator performs count two.)

“On count three, jump strongly upward while swinging the arms forward and up to the overhead position; at the same time, briefly look skyward. While descending, return the head and eyes to the front, and flex the knees. Ready, THREE.” (Demonstrator performs count three.)

“On count four, repeat count two and sound off with the number of repetitions performed. On the last repetition, stop at the starting position. 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 High Jumper.” (Demonstrator responds, “The High Jumper.”) “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 3 of Conditioning Drill 1, The High Jumper when executed in cadence or by-the-numbers?” (Clarify all questions.)

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

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