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The Windmill

Conditioning Drill 1, Exercise 6, The Windmill

“Demonstrator, POST. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction. Exercise 6 of Conditioning Drill 1 is The Windmill.” (The demonstrator responds, “The Windmill.”) “This is a four-count exercise that is always performed at a MODERATE cadence. The Starting Position is the straddle stance with arms extended sideward and the palms facing down. Starting position, MOVE.” (Demonstrator moves into the starting position.)

“On the command of execution, EXERCISE of In cadence, EXERCISE, this being count one, bend the hips and knees while rotating to the left. Reach toward the outside of the left foot with the right hand. The left arm is pulled rearward to maintain a straight line with the right arm. 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 starting position. Ready, TWO.” (Demonstrator performs count two.)

“On count three, repeat count one to the right. 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 Windmill.” (Demonstrator responds, “The Windmill.”) “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 6 of Conditioning Drill 1, The Windmill 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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