Keeping Fit All the Way eBook

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  Arms Bend
  Arms Wing
  Arms Fling
  Arms Cross
  Shoulder-grinding

Attention!

  Stride Stand
  Arms Cross
  Balancing (On one foot—­to right and left)
  Body-turning
  Crouch (Quarter-bend)

Attention!

  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Faster
  Running in Place
  Stepping
  Deep Breathing

Hike or Outdoor Work

Bring men into company line and “count off.”  Explain “squad” formation.  March mile and a quarter in column of squads.  Take a stiffer grade.  No talking in ranks.  Keep to thirty-inch stride and give it a regular beat.  No sloppiness.  Make it a firm, steady march, and keep urging the men to breathe deeply and steadily.

SEVENTH DAY

Attention!

  Right Face
  Left Face
  About Face
  Repeat

Attention!

  Balancing (On one foot—­to right and left)
  Stride Stand
  Heel-raising
  Body-bending Sideways
  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Faster
  Running in Place
  Stepping
  Deep Breathing

Hike or Outdoor Work

Company formation.  Count off.  “Squads Right—­March!” Mile and a quarter.  Silence in ranks.  Erect carriage.  Hips back.  Deep breathing.  Steady thirty-inch stride.  Stiff incline.  No lagging, but take it much the same as on the level.  On the way, in some five minutes after the grade has been covered, give them “Double Time” for about twenty steps.

[Illustration:  Effect of these exercises, showing even muscular development]

EIGHTH DAY

Attention!

  Right Face
  Left Face
  About Face
  Repeat

Attention!

  Arms Cross
  Balancing (On one foot—­to right and left)
  Stride Stand
  Crouch (Quarter-bend)

Attention!

  Arms Cross
  Arms Stretch
  Palms Front
  Bring Arms Downward and Backward
  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Faster
  Running in Place
  Stepping
  Deep Breathing

Hike or Outdoor Work

Company formation.  Count off.  “Squads Right—­March!” While marching explain to them “To the Rear—­March,” and have them do it three or four times.  Distance mile and a half, with same hill work as before.  Give them “Double Time” for twenty steps twice during the march.

NINTH DAY

Attention!

  Forward—­March (Three steps and come to “Attention!”)
  Same Steps Backward
  Same Steps Sideways
  Make Complete Square (Three steps forward, three to the right,
    three backward, and three to the left)
  Hips Firm
  Neck Firm
  Body Prone
  Body Backward Bend
  Body Sideways Bend
  Mark Time
  Mark Time on Toes
  Faster
  Running in Place
  Stepping
  Deep Breathing

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