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: Hi. I am Margie Weiss and this is the circuit. The machine we are working here is called a Rear Delt or a fly machine. What we are going to do is open the arms to the side. We are keeping the shoulders low with the back vertical making sure we do breathing exercises. You don't want to have the weights so heavy that you can't do a full range of motion which means a full action front to back, as otherwise you mostly work on the chest, you want to make sure that you feel the shoulder blades coming together, as the arms go out and then they release as you come down. Now, you will notice the hand position here, she has her hands on the low position. You can also change that to a slightly different workout by pulling your hands high. It just raises the workout area, so that you are getting the entire back from that here up. Dropping the shoulders is real important because as the shoulders go in the air, you don't get as much work in the air as that you want to work which is the middle of the back. We're opening and we're closing and we're closing very slowly and smoothly because there is a lot of work, lot of resistance on that return. Reaching and then lowering and as she comes back to the final one, she is going to watch and see that the weights are stacking softly and then as she comes down, she is going to give the shoulders a lift, opening, she may want to get the neck a little bit too because a lot of times, we keep our necks kind of tight when we do the Rear Delt machine.

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