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. This is a triceps extension machine. This machine is paired with the bicep machine. Biceps, in the front of the arm, you're going to be pulling upwards; triceps, in the back of the arm not quite a strong, we're going to be pressing downwards. So what we are going to do here elbows are shoulder width apart. Belly is nice and tight to the backbone and as she extends, me as the spotter, I'm going to slowly press down with her on the first one, just to make sure it is safe, then I can let go, so that she can get the full range of the motion. She catches it slightly shy of completely extended and on the return she wants to come up slow, so as to not hit ourselves on the face. So, if I want as the spotter, I can always put my hand to control where the end of her motion is. On the triceps extension, you want your elbows right at the axis of the machine, where it is rotating from. That way you know you are getting the most efficient and effective and yet safe workout. After you have done about eight to ten and its tough, numbers eight, nine and ten then you know that you are at the right weight. You may want to up it for the next one, so you can get a little bit harder work out. As she finishes this workout, it's going to finish at the top. So, I am going to grab on to assist that final return, triceps machines in the circuit.

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