Keeping Fit All the Way eBook

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DOUBLE TIME—­MARCH!

The arms are raised to a position horizontal with the waist-line, fingers clenched.  The run is as natural as possible.

TO THE REAR—­MARCH!

At the command, “March!” given as, the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot, turn to the right-about on the balls of both feet, and immediately step off with the left foot.

COMPANY—­HALT!

At the command, “Halt!” given as either foot strikes the ground, plant the other foot as in marching; raise and place the first foot by the side of the other.  If in “Double Time,” drop the hands by the sides.

MARK TIME—­MARCH!

At the command, “March!” given as either foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the other foot; bring up the foot in the rear and continue the cadence by alternately raising each foot about two inches and planting it on line with the other.

Being at a halt, at the command, “March!” raise and plant the feet in position as prescribed above.

CHANGE STEP—­MARCH!

At the command, “March!” given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot; plant the toe of the right foot near the heel of the left and step off with the left foot.

The change as the left foot strikes the ground is similarly executed.

RIGHT—­FACE!

Raise slightly the left heel and right toe; face to the right, turning on the right heel, assisted by a slight pressure on the ball of the left foot; place the left foot by the side of the right.  “Left Face” is executed on the left heel in a corresponding manner.

ABOUT—­FACE!

Carry the toe of the right foot about half a foot-length to the rear and slightly to the left of the left heel (without changing the position of the left foot); face to the rear, turning to the right on the left heel and right toe; place the right heel by the side of the left.  There is no left “About Face.”

COUNT—­OFF!

At this command all except the right files (the two men forming the extreme right end of the company as drawn up in two lines) execute “Eyes Right”; then, beginning on the right, the men in each rank count one, two, three, four—­one, two, three, four, etc.  As each man calls off his squad number he turns head and eyes to the front.

THE SETTING-UP EXERCISES

Attention!

This is the regular military position.  Heels together, the feet at an angle of forty-five degrees; hands at the sides, thumbs along seam of the trousers; neck back, chin in, chest out. (See Fig. 1.)

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