Basic Field Manual ...: Military courtesy. chapter 2. Personal hygiene. chapter 3. Equipment. chapter 4. Physical training. chapter 5. Map and serial photograph reading. chapter 6. Sketching. chapter 8. Defence against chemical attack. chapter 9. Scouting

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1936

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Страница 13 - EASE (Plate 4), at the command EASE, move the left foot smartly 12 inches to the left of the right foot ; at the same time, clasp the hands behind the back, palms to the rear, thumb and fingers of the right hand clasping the left thumb, without constraint. Preserve silence and immobility, except that the head and eyes may be turned toward the instructor or unit commander. This command is given when it is desired to maintain a uniform appearance of the organization. PLATE 7. At the command REST, neither...
Страница 13 - Head erect and squarely to the front, chin drawn in so that the axis of the head and neck Is vertical; eyes straight to the front. Weight of the body resting equally upon the heels and balls of the feet.
Страница 10 - These commands are used in the repetition of an exercise and may be expressed in words or in numerals. In either case, however, they must not only be used to indicate rhythm or the cadence of an exercise, but they must also be indicative of the manner in which each movement of an exercise is performed. 6. Through the proper use of these commands long explanations are avoided and instructors are able to place themselves in absolute accord with the men by conveying the " feel
Страница 13 - REST, move the left foot smartly 12 inches to the left of the right foot, keeping the legs straight so that the weight of the body rests equally on both feet. At the same time, clasp the hands behind the back, palms to the rear, thumb and fingers of the right hand clasping the left thumb without constraint; preserve silence and immobility.
Страница 6 - Muscular action produces an unusual amount of bodily heat; this should be lost gradually, otherwise the body will be chilled; hence, after exercise, never remove clothing to cool off, but, on the contrary, wear some wrap in addition. In like manner, be well wrapped up on leaving the gymnasium.
Страница 2 - ... tend to develop coordination, upon which to a great extent poise, posture, carriage, and rhythm are dependent. Marching in double time is a heart and lung developing exercise of moderate severity. Running, on the other hand, especially when continued for long periods, or at a high rate of speed, or when taken in conjunction with leg exercises, affects those organs in a very marked degree. Both double timing and running are invaluable in the development of endurance and organic vigor.
Страница 2 - Rifle exercises have for their object the development of "handiness" with the piece. Owing to the weight of the rifle they are powerful factors in the development of the muscles of the arms, upper back, shoulders, and chest, and when taken in conjunction with trunk and leg exercises they are excellent agents for the all-round development of those who possess the strength to wield the piece to advantage.
Страница 13 - Knees straight without stiffness. Hips level and drawn back slightly; body erect and resting equally on hips; chest lifted and arched; shoulders square and falling equally. Arms and hands hanging naturally, thumb along the seam of the trousers.
Страница 3 - The chief object of this work in the service should be to use it as a means for the development of the ability of the soldier to control his body while its weight is supported by or suspended from the arms and hands, in order to enable him to successfully overcome and surmount such obstacles as may present themselves during field service.
Страница 75 - ... be readily overcome by the ordinary physical drills if such drills are harmonious ; that is, if all corresponding parts of the body are employed equally. This is based upon the theory that if an equal amount of exertion is required of all parts of the body the weaker ones will increase in strength much more rapidly than the stronger ones, thus constantly diminishing the difference between the two until the difference ceases to be marked or material. This is particularly true in the training of...