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Video:Army Exercises: Warm Up Drills

with Sgt. Shane Medders

Basic training requires a lot of exercise. These eight basic warm-up drills are a typical part of the army physical fitness routine. See how to they are done.See Transcript

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Transcript:Army Exercises: Warm Up Drills

My name is Army Sgt. Shane Medders, and I am stationed in Fort Knox Kentucky as a drill sergeant. For About.com, today I'll be showing you a couple of exercises for the army physical fitness routine.

Typical Army Exercise Warm Ups

Every day in the army, we start off the day by doing the warm up. The warm up should be anywhere from seven to ten minutes long.

Army Exercise: The Bend and Reach

The first exercise of the warm up drill is the bend and reach. The starting position is the hands above the head the palms are facing in, feet shoulder width apart in the straddle stance. On count one you will bend at the waist, slightly bending at the knees, placing the hands on the insides of the ankles. Count two is the same as the starting position.

Army Exercise: Rear Lunge

The next exercise is the rear lunge. The starting position is the straddle stance with the feed approximately shoulder width apart and the hands on the hips. The fingers will be interlocked towards the front. On count one you will take an exaggerated step back with the left foot, Count two is the same as the starting position. Count three is the same as count one except with the opposite foot. Count four is the starting position.

Army Exercise: High Jumper

The next exercise is the high jumper. On count one you will forcefully jump straight vertically up, on count two you will take another hop, bringing the arms back, the feet approximately shoulder width apart bending over slightly at the waist with the arms thrown back to the rear.

Army Exercise: The Rower

The next exercise is the rower. The starting position is laying flat on your back, feet together, toes pointing upwards, arms extended upwards with the palms facing in. On count one, you will do a basic sit up with the arms still being shoulder level. The feet will come in as to form a ninety degree angle between the upper legs and the lower legs. Count two is the same as the starting position.

Army Exercise: Squat Bender

The next exercise is the squat bender. On count one you will squat down at the knees, having the arms extended straight in front of you with the palms facing in and the fingers extended and joined. Count two is the same as the starting position. Count three you will be bending over at the waste placing the hands on the inside of the ankles with the palms facing in, slightly bending the knees. And count four is the same as the starting position.

Army Exercise: The Windmill

The next exercise is the windmill. The starting position is the feet shoulder width apart with the arms extended out to the sides being shoulder level. On count one you will take the left hand and place in on the outside of the right foot, palm facing in with your opposite arm sticking straight up into the air, you'll be looking to the rear. On count two you will return back to the starting position. On count three you will do the same as count one except in the opposite way. This time the right hand will go towards the left foot. Count four is the same as the starting position.

Army Exercise: Forward Lunge

The next exercise is the forward lunge. The starting position is the straddle stance. On count one you will take an exaggerated step forward bending at the knee in order to attain a good ninety degree angle with the forward leg. The hands will remain on the hips with the fingers extended and joined. Count two is the same as the starting position. Count three is the same as count one just with the opposite side leg. Count four is the same as the starting position.

Army Exercise: Prone Row

The next exorcise is the prone row. The starting position is lying flat down on your stomach, your toes pointing to the rear, your head is up not resting on the ground, your arms are extended over your head. On count one you will begin raising the shoulder blades and the body off of the ground. Count two is the same as the starting position.

And that is a few examples of the physical fitness routing. Thanks for watching.
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