Margie WeissMargie Weiss has been in the fitness industry all of her life, having been a national gymnast as a child, and mother/trainer to three international athletes. Owner-coach of MG Gymnastics, her team produced international stars for 15 years. Former owner of 2 Gold's Gym franchises, Margie is also a certified personal trainer, specializing in youth sports conditioning. She has trained international athletes, including her children. Her son, Michael, is a 2-time US Olympic figure skater and 3-time US National Champion. Currently, she is GGX (Group exercise director & instructor) for 3 Gold's Gyms, where one of her programs boasts 500 classes per month; she supervises 175 instructors. Having published many articles in the fitness field, she enjoys seeing progress in each of her participants. But the things that makes her most proud of the lives she has affected are her 5 grandchildren, all of whom live very close. Seeing their smiles makes every day worth smiling about!
My name is Margie Weiss and this is Fixit Zone Fitness. The area that were going to work in this exercise is the inner thigh. So, what were going to do is take the hand weights, whether you have a light one or a slightly heavy one or no weights at all. Put the hands behind the back and lift them so that its up over the hip into lower back. Straddle your legs fairly wide, the longer your legs are, the wider the legs have to be and turn your toes out. Youre going to become a tabletop, so your back it flat. Then all were going to do is with our right leg, bend it, and then stand half way back up, your back is still parallel to the ground as long as you can. So, you bend the leg and you straighten them, and then you bend the other leg and straighten, and bend and straighten. Feel as if youre drawing up and in from the inner thigh rather than the top of the thigh, which you are going to use too, but were trying to think about the inner thigh, especially on the rise. Let's pulse it on the right, so we are going down and down, back is flat, belly is in, shoulders are low. Then youre going to take it to the left. Take it over and over. Generally you do about eight of each repetitions before you move on, then were go from right to left. Pretend like youre skating. You never stand up, and you use your inner thighs. So, if you have done eight singles, eight pulses on the right and left, and then eight side to sides, you can then start the first one over again. So, give me one right and one left. Now, you can do these maybe for one set of three different exercises, two sets or three. As youre finished youre going to gently bring one hand down, put your hand on your thigh, other hand on your thigh, and then you got to slowly walk your feet, and not the most elegant exit out of the movement, especially if youve got a slippery floor, shaking out the legs just a little bit and the shoulders if youre holding on to a weight.
This is for your inner thigh, and again, you decide how many sets, but you dont want to do more than eight of each on each side, especially if youre doing the pulses on one side versus the pulses on the other side when youre first beginning a workout.