Categories: SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER
Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual
Involving practically every important muscle in the body.
From first position spring to second position; instantly return to first
position and continue.
Be light on your feet. Alight on your toes. Begin with a limited number
of times. Day by day increase it a little until you reach a fair number.
Be most moderate at first. Never allow yourself in any exercise to
become greatly fatigued.
To reduce waist, strengthen back muscles, and become limber.
Assume position No. 1.
Swing to position (No. 2), return at once to No. 1, and continue.
Shoot your head and arms as far through your legs as your conformation
To harden leg muscles and exercise joints.
From position No. 1 come to position No. 2. Return at once to No. 1 and
Toes turned well out. Body and head erect. Up with a slight spring.
After a little practice, you will have no difficulty with this exercise
in balancing yourself.
To exercise arms and shoulders and organs of chest and shoulder muscles.
From position No. 1 thrust arms forward to position No. 2, and return at
once to position No. 1.
Vary by thrusting arms downward, sideward and upward. Be moderate at
first. Grow more vigorous with practice.
To strengthen ankles and insteps.
From position No. 1 rise on the toes to position No. 2, return at once
to position No. 1, and continue.
Go up on your toes as high as you can.