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Leadership
 
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
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LEADERSHIP
 
A PRT leader and AI are required to lead the PD.
 
INSTRUCTION AND EXECUTION
 
The PRT leader must be familiar with the method of teaching these exercises, the commands, the formations, and the use of AIs as described in Chapter 7, Execution of Training. The calisthenic exercises that comprise the PD are always given in cadence. Soldiers begin and terminate each exercise at the starting position, then move to the position of attention. The goal is to complete the entire drill with only enough pauses between exercises for the PRT leader to indicate the next one by name. This continuous method of conducting the PD intensifies the workload and conserves time. Soldiers should memorize the exercises by name and movement.
 
PRECISION
 
Preparation loses much of its value unless performed exactly as prescribed. During preparation, the focus is always on quality of movement, not quantity of repetitions or speed of movement. A calisthenic cadence that is too fast will not allow Soldiers to achieve a full range of movement and may not adequately prepare them for the activities that follow. Assistant instructors will help to maintain the ranks at the appropriate pace and offer feedback on form.
 
PROGRESSION
 
Preparation is always performed in all phases of PRT. In the toughening phase, the PD consists of 5 repetitions of 10 exercises performed at a slow cadence, with the exception of the high jumper and the push-up, which are performed at a moderate cadence. In the sustaining phase, Soldiers progress from performing 5 repetitions to 10 repetitions of each exercise in the PD.
 
INTEGRATION
 
Preparation not only prepares the body for activities that follow; it also integrates the components of strength, endurance, and mobility.
 
COMMANDS
 
The commands used to conduct preparation are described in Chapter 7, Execution of Training.
 

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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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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