Gym Weight Circuit – The Rear Deltoid Machine

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Personal trainer, Margie Weiss demonstrates how to do the rear deltoid machine 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!

    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 were going to do is open the arms to the side, were keeping the shoulders low with the back vertical making sure we do breathing exercises. You dont want to have the weight so heavy that you cant do a full range of motion which means a full action front to back. This is the way youre mostly working 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, youll notice the hand position here, she has her hands on the low position. You can also change that to a slightly different work out by pulling your hands high. It just raises the work out 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 dont get as much work in the areas that you want to work which is the middle of the back. Were opening and were closing and were closing very slowly and smoothly because theres a lot of work, lot of resistance on that return. Reaching and then lowering and as she comes back to the final one, shes going to watch and see that the weights are stacking softly and then as she comes down, shes 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.