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Leg-Tuck and Twist
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
Purpose: This exercise develops trunk strength and mobility while enhancing balance (Figure 6-89).
Starting Position: Seated with trunk straight but leaning backward 45 degrees, arms straight and hands on ground 45 degrees to the rear, palms down. Legs are straight, extended to the front and 8-12 inches off the ground.
  1. Raise the legs while rotating on to the left buttock and draw the knees toward the left shoulder.
  2. Return to the starting position.
  3. Repeat count 1 in the opposite direction.
  4. Return to the starting position.

Figure 6-89. Leg-tuck and twist
Check Points:
  • At the starting position, tighten the abdominals to stabilize the trunk.
  • On all counts, keep the feet and knees together.
  • On counts 1 and 3, keep the head and trunk still as the legs move.
  • On counts 1 and 3, tuck (bend) the legs and align them diagonal to the trunk.
Precautions: To protect the back on counts 1 and 3, do not jerk the legs and trunk to achieve the end position.

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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Chapter 1 Approach
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Chapter 6 Special Conditioning Programs
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