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Straddle-Run Forward and Backward
 
From: FM 7-22 October 2012
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CONDITIONING DRILL 3, EXERCISE 6: STRADDLE-RUN FORWARD AND BACKWARD
 
Purpose: This exercise develops coordination, balance, and explosive strength in the legs (Figure 9-17).
 
Starting Position: Straddle stance with arms at the sides.
 
Cadence: MODERATE
 
Count:
  1. Raise the left leg 4 to 6 inches off the ground and bound forward to the left at a 45-degree angle while swinging the right arm forward and left arm rearward.
  2. Raise the right leg 4 to 6 inches off the ground and bound forward to the right at a 45-degree angle while swinging the left arm forward and right arm rearward.
  3. Repeat count 1.
  4. Repeat count 2.
  5. Raise the left leg 4 to 6 inches off the ground and bound rearward to the left at a 45-degree angle while swinging the left arm forward and right arm rearward.
  6. Raise the right leg 4 to 6 inches off the ground and bound rearward to the right at a 45-degree angle while swinging the right arm forward and left arm rearward.
  7. Repeat count 5.
  8. Repeat count 6 and assume the starting position.
 

Figure 9-17. Straddle-run forward and backward
 
 
Check Points:
  • On all counts, do not allow the back to round; keep the head up and the eyes forward.
  • On each landing, the feet should be directed forward and the trail foot moves toward the lead foot, but does not make contact with the ground.
Precaution: N/A
 
 

From: FM 7-22 October 2012 

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Chapter 1 Approach
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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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