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Squat Position
From: FM 7-22 October 2012


To assume the squat position from the position of attention, lower the body by bending the knees and place the hands with palms down and fingers spread, shoulder width in front of the body, and in between the bent legs. Raise the heels, supporting the body weight on the balls of the feet and hands. Direct the head and the eyes to a point about three to four feet in front of the body (Figure 7-9).

Figure 7-9. Squat position


From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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