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Side Straddle Hop

STEP I: Platoon, ATTENTION. AT EASE

1. The Side Straddle Hop is a four-count exercise done at a moderate cadence.

2. At normal cadence, this exercise will look as follows.

3. The Side Straddle Hop, Start position, MOVE.

4. In Cadence, EXERCISE.

5. 1-2-3-1, 1-2-3-2, 1-2-3-HALT.

6. Position of attention, MOVE.

STEP II: Platoon, ATTENTION.

7. The Side Straddle Hop.

8. I will explain the start position to you.

9. The start position is the position of attention.

10. Start position, MOVE.

11. By-the-numbers.

12. On count one, jump slightly into the air while moving the legs more than shoulder-width apart, swinging the arms sideward and upward to an overhead position, and clapping the hands. READY, ONE.

13. On count two, jump slightly into the air while swinging the arms sideward and downward and resume the start position. READY, TWO.

14. On count three, repeat action of count one. Ready, THREE.

15. On count four, repeat action of count two. Ready, FOUR.

16. Without the numbers. Position of attention, MOVE. AT EASE.

STEP III: Platoon, ATTENTION.

17. At Normal Cadence. The Side Straddle Hop.

18. Start position, MOVE.

19. In Cadence, EXERCISE.

20. 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3- HALT.

21. Position of attention, MOVE. AT EASE.

22. What are your questions pertaining to this exercise with or without the by-the numbers method of instruction.


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