Gym Weight Circuit - The Lat Pull Video

In this video series, 'Circuit Exercise Training,' group-x director/ personal trainer, Margie Weiss, describes the various 'pieces of equipment' used to strengthen and tone the major body areas people need to work.
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Margie Weiss: I am Margie Weiss and this is the circuit. The machine we are working now is called a Lat Pull. It's for the muscles in the back, the big muscles called the latissimus dorsi. Leslie is going to grab a hold of this bar with her hands wide and then slowly sit. She is already adjusted the weights for her, so that she can get eight to ten repetitions safely. What we're going to do is have her lean back just slightly, tuck her belly to her backbone, keep her shoulder really low and have her head in neutral position. As she lowers the machine, I'm going to spot just a little bit so that I can tell if she needs help on the rise. As she brings her way down you can see the muscles in the back squeezing together it just if you had a pencil vertically in your backbone, you want to squeeze that pencil into place. We release slowly and we control the down and the up, about eight to ten repetitions is what she wants to do, if that's real easy, you're going to up the weight. On the final one, it's a little tricky on this machine. She is going to stand up with the bar still in her hands and when she get to the top and she can see that the weight stack is replaced into a neutral position, then she can let go with the bar. She is going to roll her shoulders to stretch it out, and this is a lat machine.

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