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: My name is Margie, and this is the circuit. The machine, that were working on now is called the shoulder press. It's a rise and lower machine. What we do is sit in the machine with the belly to the backbone and the head neutral. Hands are on the machine, we're going to put the thumbs on the same side as the fingers, so that we have a nice solid joint at the wrist, no bending. What we're going to do here is just press the bar to the ceiling. Notice that I'm spotting from here, so that as she lowers I can control it if she can't. She is going to breathe out as she goes up and breathe in as she comes down. What we're working now with the hands wide like this is what's called the medial deltoid, right at the top of the shoulder blade. If we want to change that and work a different muscle slightly different the front of the deltoids, all we have to do is take the hands and place them on the front piece. There is always an L piece associated with this machine for your hands. So, she can now again go up and down. She is going to keep her elbows nice and soft. We're going for eight to ten reps in each of the positions or slowly controlling the down as well as the up and you don't want that exercise machine to come crashing down, it's a smooth easy motion. When we get to the final one from the top, were going to slowly lower down, belly is still engaged, feel it hit, the stack, un-stack and then we roll the shoulders just a bit.

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