Soldiers may be required to quickly change direction, while maintaining forward movement or to quickly reverse direction. To maintain forward movement, plant on the outside leg with plenty of bend in the hips and knees. The foot should turn slightly inward toward the change of direction. To reverse direction, as in the SR, reduce forward speed and crouch so the body is directed approximately 180 degrees from the forward direction. At the lowest point of the crouch, body weight should rest primarily on the leg closest to the new direction of travel, shifting momentum in that direction (Figure C-20).
Figure C-20. Changing direction