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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 88 pages of information about Keeping Fit All the Way.

Hike or Outdoor Work

Walk three-quarters of a mile, column of twos, keeping step.  Starting at command, “Forward—­March!” beginning with left foot.  Leader calls “Company—­Halt!” three or four times, and then “Forward—­March!” again.  Leader commands occasionally, “Change Step—­March!”

THIRD DAY

Attention!

  Arms Bend
  Arms Cross
  Stride Stand
  Turn Body (On hips—­right and left)

Attention!

  Neck Firm
  Body Prone
  Body Backward Bend

Attention!

  Balancing (On one foot—­to right and left)
  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Stride Stand
  Heels Raise
  Deep Breathing

Hike or Outdoor Work

[Illustration:  StoopingIncorrect position, letting the head fall forward]

Walk a mile, column of twos, keeping step.  Last half-mile command men to stand up and keep their necks pressed back against their collars, chins in.

FOURTH DAY

Attention!

  Arms Bend
  Arms Stretch
  Palms Front
  Bring Arms Downward and Backward

Attention!

  Arms Bend
  Arms Cross
  Balancing (On one foot—­to right and left)
  Stride Stand (Foot advanced)
  Bend Knee and Touch Floor with Hand (Right and left)
  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Stepping
  Deep Breathing

Hike or Outdoor Work

Walk a mile, marching step, column of twos, shorter men in front, but try to get them up to a thirty-inch stride.  Make a portion of the march slightly up-hill, and last half-mile with necks back, chin in, chest out.

[Illustration:  Letting shoulders come forward; common fault]

[Illustration:  Incorrect position of neck and shoulders; very common fault]

[Illustration:  Arms bend] fifth day

Attention!

  Arms Bend
  Arms Cross
  Shoulder-grinding (Moving hands in circle and backward)

Attention!

  Stride Stand
  Arms Cross
  Balancing (On one foot—­to right and left)
  Crouch (Quarter-bend)
  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Faster

Attention!

  Stepping
  Deep Breathing

Hike or Outdoor Work

Walk a mile and a quarter, column of twos.  Insist on thirty-inch stride, but put shorter men in front.  Make a little stiffer grade.  No more talking in ranks.  Insist upon necks back, chins in, and chests out all the way.

SIXTH DAY

[Illustration:  StoopingIncorrect position, letting the back bow up and shoulders drop]

Attention!

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