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I'm a former Active Duty Sergeant and went through WLC and all that and I could have sworn that when giving stretching commands, it goes as follows:

The Overhead Arm-pull
Start Position, Move
Ready, Stretch

I've recently ventured over to the dark side and am in ROTC right now as a senior. It's trivial I know, but it's something that always bothered me. Thanks in advance for any information!

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Stretching is INFORMAL, when stretching. You do not give the command starting position, Move.

the correct way to give PT would be:

"The chest stretch" Ready, Stretch....1000


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Okay, thanks for the reply.
 
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SSG E is exactly right, but remember that Calisthenics are still Formal ie "The Flutter Kick"...performers repeat..., Start Position..pause..Move, In Cadence..performers repeat...Excercise, 1,2,3,1 and so on.
 
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Originally posted by SGT101:
...it goes as follows:

The Overhead Arm-pull
Start Position, Move
Ready, Stretch

I have heard it this way and I have also heard it done like this:

The Overhead Arm-pull
(Soldiers: The Overhead Arm-pull)
Follow Me
(Soldiers: Lead the Way!)
Stretch. one-thousand....

Stretching is informal and should be based around whatever physical training you are planning to conduct (Arms and upper body for muscle failure, legs for running and cardio, etc.), and remember that stretching prior to PT is important, but stretching after is 10x more important, and should be held for longer amounts of time.
 
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good post, even today I still have to correct young NCO's pass this on!


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wow, you all need to read 21-20
 
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Ft. Jackson and Germany are infamous for that Follow me lead the way crap...until NCOES conduct PT that way it needs to go. They say it's more motivating, I personnally can't stand it. So who exactly needs to read 21-20 Milpopo?
 
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Ft. Jackson and Germany are infamous for that Follow me lead the way crap...until NCOES conduct PT that way it needs to go. They say it's more motivating, I personnally can't stand it. So who exactly needs to read 21-20 Milpopo?


Everyone double d, gosh didnt you read his perfect post.


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This is a huge argument that’s gone on in my unit for the last year or so. There is no where in the 21-20 that dictates how commands should be said for stretching. That said anyone that’s been to WLC (at least here) knows that they teach "follow me", If that’s was the NCOA teaches then that’s how we should be preparing our troops.
 
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As dross1782 said, FM 21-20 doesn't dictate the commands to conduct rotations or stretches (unless we both missed it). That being said, I wouldn't say there is a right or wrong answer to this. In WLC and BNCOC we never heard the "follow me" tagline.
 
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Originally posted by SSG E:
Stretching is INFORMAL, when stretching. You do not give the command starting position, Move.

the correct way to give PT would be:

"The chest stretch" Ready, Stretch....1000


Well SSG E you were good in the bigining; Yes it is informal but it goes like this: "Chest stretch" "follow me" "Stretch" "one thousand"

Rotation exercises and stretching exercises are informal and when you get into the main body is formal; "Knee Bender" "Starting Position MOVE" "In cadence" "Exercise"


Lead, Follow or get the hell out of the way, 'cause I will run you over!
 
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How do you throw in FOLLOW ME? and then indicate I am wrong?. By adding FOLLOW ME you are no longer informal, adding the Follow me makes it formal....Just curious where you referenced the Follow me?


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