Gym Weight Circuit – The Inner Thigh

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Personal trainer, Margie Weiss demonstrates how to do the inner thigh portion of a gym weight circuit.

    Margie Weiss

    Margie 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 the circuit. This machine is called the adduction machine, common term for that inner thigh muscle. First we have to set up the machine depending on how flexible your hips are. We have a joint here that you lift up and open out and then once it releases, it catches so you can go in and out in a same position every time. What she is doing, is pressing inward -- this is where the resistance is, and then as she is releasing she is coming nice and slowly on the way out. She is sitting up nice and tall, the belly is into her backbone, her chin is neutral, and she is breathing out as her legs come in and as they return. The amount of weight is going to be determined by the repetitions youre going to do. A lot of times women especially on this machine like to do between 10 and 20 repetitions, again depending on how much weight you have. So, this is for the inner thigh, we have an opposing machine for the outer thigh.