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Front Kick Alternate Toe Touch
 
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
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CONDITIONING DRILL 3, EXERCISE 4: FRONT KICK ALTERNATE TOE TOUCH
 
Purpose: This exercise develops balance, coordination, and flexibility of the legs and trunk (Figure 9-15).
 
Starting Position: Straddle stance with hands on hips.
 
Cadence: MODERATE
 
Count:
  1. Raise the left leg to the front of the body until it is parallel to the ground while simultaneously bending forward at the waist, extending the right arm forward, and reaching with the right hand toward the left foot, while the left arm reaches rearward.
  2. Return to the starting position.
  3. Raise the right leg to the front of the body until it is parallel to the ground while simultaneously bending forward at the waist, extending the left arm forward, and reaching with the left hand toward the right foot, while the right arm reaches rearward.
  4. Return to the starting position.
 

Figure 9-15. Front kick alternate toe touch
 
 
Check Points:
  • At the starting position, tighten the abdominals to stabilize the trunk.
  • On counts 1 and 3, rotate the trunk to reach for the toes keeping the back generally straight.
  • Keep the head and the eyes forward throughout the exercise.
  • Maintain a slight bend in the knee as it moves parallel to the ground.
Precaution: N/A
 

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

  (Page last modified Feb 2, 2013)

 
 
 
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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
Chapter 10 Endurance and Mobility Activities
     
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Appendix C Posture and Body Mechanics
Appendix D Environmental Considerations
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