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Preparation Drill
From: FM 7-22 October 2012


Table 8-1 lists the 10 calisthenic exercises that comprise the PD. These 10 exercises are always performed in the order and at the cadence shown.


Table 8-1. Preparation drill

1. Bend and Reach 5-10 repetitions, slow
2. Rear Lunge 5-10 repetitions, slow
3. High Jumper 5-10 repetitions, moderate
4. Rower 5-10 repetitions, slow
5. Squat Bender 5-10 repetitions, slow
6. Windmill 5-10 repetitions, slow
7. Forward Lunge 5-10 repetitions, slow
8. Prone Row 5-10 repetitions, slow
9. Bent-leg Body Twist 5-10 repetitions, slow
10. Push-up 5-10 repetitions, moderate


Table 8-2 shows the body segments trained during the PD.


Table 8-2. Body segments trained in the conduct of the preparation drill 


Preparation Drill


From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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Chapter 1 Approach
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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
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Appendix C Posture and Body Mechanics
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