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Overhead Arm Pull
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
Purpose: This exercise develops flexibility of the arms, shoulders, and trunk muscles (Figure 6-94 ).
Starting Position: Straddle stance with hands on hips.
Position 1: On the command, “Ready, STRETCH,” raise the left arm overhead and place the left hand behind the head. Grasp above the left elbow with the right hand and pull to the right, leaning the body to the right. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds.
Starting Position: On the command, "Starting Position, MOVE," assume the starting position.
Position 2: On the command, “Change Position, Ready, STRETCH,” raise the right arm overhead and place the right hand behind the head. Grasp above the right elbow with the left hand and pull to the left, leaning the body to the left. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds. On the command, “Starting Position, MOVE,” return to the starting position.

Figure 6-94. Overhead arm pull
Check Points:
  • Throughout the exercise, keep the hips set and the abdominals tight.
  • In positions 1 and 2, lean the body straight to the side, not to the front or back.
Precautions: N/A

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
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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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