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The Thigh Stretch

The Stretch Drill, Exercise 4, The Thigh Stretch

The PT leader states, Demonstrator, POST. (The demonstrator posts in front of the formation.) I will use the talk through method of instruction. Exercise 4 of The Stretch Drill is The Thigh Stretch.” (The demonstrator responds, “The Thigh Stretch.”)

The PT leader commands, Starting Position, MOVE.” (The demonstrator moves into the starting position.) “The starting position is the seated position with legs straight to the front, feet together and the hands to the side palms flat on the ground.”

“The command to begin the stretch is Ready, STRETCH. Lay on the right side and place the right forearm on the ground, perpendicular to the chest. The right hand makes a fist on the ground with the thumb up. Grasp the left ankle with the left hand and pull the left heel toward the buttocks while pulling the entire leg rearward. Push the left thigh further to the rear with the bottom of the right foot by placing it just above the knee.” (The demonstrator performs the movements as the PT leader describes them.) “Hold this position for 20 seconds.”

The PT leader commands, Starting Position, MOVE.” (The demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

“The command to stretch the other thigh is Change Position, Ready, STRETCH. Lay on the left side and place the left forearm on the ground, perpendicular to the chest. The left hand makes a fist on the ground with the thumb up. Grasp the right ankle with the right hand and pull the right heel toward the buttocks while pulling the entire leg rearward. Push the right thigh further to the rear with the bottom of the left foot by placing it just above the knee. Change Position, Ready, STRETCH.” (The demonstrator performs the movements as the PT leader describes them.) “Hold this position for 20 seconds.”

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 4 of The Stretch Drill, The Thigh Stretch?” 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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