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From: FM 7-22 October 2012
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COMMANDS

The PD consists of ten four-count calisthenic exercises. See paragraph 7-29 for the commands, counting, and cadence instructions used to conduct preparation. Each strength and mobility drill has its own set of commands.

GUERRILLA DRILL

The GD includes three exercises that are performed from the extended rectangular formation, covered. The commands are followed when performing the shoulder roll, lunge walk, and Soldier carry. The difference for the Soldier carry is that Soldiers change positions at the 25-yard mark and return to the start point. When the PRT leader commands, “the Shoulder Roll,” the entire formation repeats, “Shoulder Roll.” After this, the leader need not say or repeat the command. The first rank takes one step forward with their left foot, and resume the position of attention:

  • On the command, “READY,” the first rank moves into the starting position.
  • On the command, “GO,” the first rank begins the movement.

In a typical formation with four ranks, the PRT leader directs the front rank remaining in the formation to move forward. He does this immediately after the previous front rank start the movement. The other ranks remain in place, awaiting further instructions. To do this, the PRT leader commands “Next Rank, MOVE FORWARD.” Once the rank conducting the movement is about 12 yards into the exercise, the PRT leader commands, “Ready,” and the rank moves into the starting position. Immediately after all Soldiers are in the starting position, the leader commands, “GO.” He repeats this sequence of commands until all ranks have performed the shoulder roll. Perform the GD in platoon-size or smaller formations (extended and covered). This provides the appropriate work-to-rest ratio of 1:3. If he has less than four ranks for this drill, he enforces a 1:3 work-to-rest ratio.

CONDITIONING  DRILLS

Conditioning drills have four-count and eight-count exercises.

CLIMBING DRILLS

Climbing drills have two-count exercises.

MILITARY MOVEMENT DRILLS

Military movement drills 1 and 2 each have three exercises that are performed from the extended rectangular formation, covered. The commands listed below will be followed when performing verticals, laterals, the shuttle sprint, the power skip, crossovers, and the crouch run. During the shuttle sprint, Soldiers will run the first two 25-yard intervals at the pace of the squad leader, then sprint the last 25-yard interval at their own pace. During the crouch run, on the command “Ready,” Soldiers move to the starting position of the mountain climber. On the command “GO,” Soldiers perform counts 1, 2, and 3 of the mountain climber, then upon finishing count four run forward in the crouch position to the 25-yard mark.

For movement drills, the PRT leader states, “verticals” (and the entire formation repeats “verticals”). After this, there is no need to say or repeat “verticals.” The first rank takes one step forward with their left foot, and resumes the position of attention.

  • On the command, “Ready,” the first rank moves into the starting position.
  • On the command, “GO,” the first rank begins the movement.

In a typical formation with four ranks, the PRT leader will have the front rank remaining in the formation move forward. He does this immediately after the previous front rank starts the movement. The other ranks should remain in place, awaiting further instructions. To accomplish this, the PRT leader commands “Next Rank, MOVE FORWARD.” Once the rank conducting the movement is about 12 yards into the exercise, the PRT leader commands, “Ready,” and then the rank moves into the starting position. Immediately after all Soldiers are in the starting position, the leader commands, “GO.” The PRT leader repeats this sequence of commands until all ranks have performed verticals. Perform the military movement drill in platoon-size or smaller formations (extended and covered). This provides the appropriate work-to-rest ration of 1:3. If there are less than four ranks, the leader ensures that a 1:3 work-to-rest ratio is followed during military movement drills.

 

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

  (Page last modified Feb 2, 2013)

 
 
 
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Chapter 1 Approach
Chapter 2 System
Chapter 3 Leadership
Chapter 4 Types of Programs
Chapter 5 Planning Considerations
Chapter 6 Special Conditioning Programs
Chapter 7 Execution of Training
Chapter 8 Preparation and Recovery
Chapter 9 Strength and Mobility Activities
Chapter 10 Endurance and Mobility Activities
     
Appendix A Army Physical Fitness Test
Appendix B Climbing Bars
Appendix C Posture and Body Mechanics
Appendix D Environmental Considerations
Appendix E Obstacle Negotiation
     
   
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