Easy exercises to reduce cellulite
There's no way around it! You need to do some exercise in order to get rid of cellulite. Cellulite is actually fat that's hiding just beneath the skin and it's mostly common among women. The good news is that doing some muscle building exercises is going to help make cellulite less noticeable with the added benefit of getting your fat burning mechanism into top gear.
Top exercises to burn fat and reduce cellulite
As I've mentioned in some other posts, cellulite cannot be forever removed if you slack off, in some cases is might not be able to make it totally disappear but what you can do is be consistent and make the fat deposits shrink.
1. Cardio exercise
Excess cardiovascular exercise can be detrimental for our health and appearance. Although you might see a lot of women doing endless hours of cardio on the treadmill or stair master you need to understand that cardio alone is not going to help you get rid of cellulite. That said, getting your body into a caloric deficit through cardio is going to help you burn fat and reduce overall weight.
Although HIIT is usually the way to go for cardio workouts, low intensity cardio can be your choice as well. Cardio workouts can consist of walking, running, cycling, hiking, anything you prefer to blast cellulite and burn some calories.
2. Stair Climbing
If the weather allows it, try to do as much of your cardio workouts in the open air. You can burn up to 10 calories in one minute of climbing stairs. Stair climbing also comes with the added benefit of seriously working on toning your muscles. This, of course, is going to get rid of most of your cellulite.
I try to promote this important exercise in every leg or even butt workout I write about. Squats are a compound move that should be done by everybody, but with caution and perfect form.
- How to perform the perfect squat: stand comfortably, with your feet about a foot apart. Slowly bend your knees and lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Gradually stand back up, squeezing your glutes and the backs of your thighs as you rise.
4. Back kicks
Kick backs target, obviously, the back area of your legs and they do it pretty amazingly, especially if you add some extra weights on cables. If this form of back kick is too hard for you, then you can try the ones on all four.
While on your hands and knees, lift a leg up behind you until it's pointed upward at a 45-degree angle. Slowly bring the leg back down and repeat the movement with the other leg. Start with 15 reps and work up from there.
5. Leg lifts
You've probably seen them done at just about every aerobics class out there. They're not my favourite cellulite burning exercise but they do tend to help especially if you wear some ankle weights.
- How to perform leg lifts correctly: Lie on the floor on your side, place your elbow on the ground and prop your head up with that same hand. Place the other hand on the floor beside your waist. With legs straight and toes pointed, lift your leg up as far as it will go, then slowly lower it back down. Do 10-15 reps, and then turn over and work the other leg.
Besides helping you get rid of cellulite, these anti cellulite exercises are going to help you build some lean muscle on your thighs and butt. Lean muscle mass is going to rev up your metabolism and that's going to lead to reducing fat deposits and cellulite.