How to reduce cellulite with anti cellulite exercises
When it comes to cellulite, there's no way around it - almost all of us get, statistics show that 80-90% of women have cellulite in some area of their body. I won't be blabbing about what causes cellulite because there are several articles on that subject. Reduction of cellulite is possible with a combination of laser, suction treatments, massage or radio frequency. All of these anti cellulite treatments are expensive and most of the times their results won't even last that long.
Along with anti cellulite treatments you probably think about using some anti cellulite creams and lotions. I'm not saying that these aren't effective. I'm just saying that it's pretty time consuming and you'll probably end up using anti cellulite products only a few times a week.
Exercise to reduce cellulite
One of the best ways to reduce cellulite is to do exercise. Fitness and cardio can help you get rid of cellulite or at least tone your body and make the skin look a lot better.
I know that most of you adore doing cardio just because they think that it's the best way to melt fat and get a toned body. The bad news is that it doesn't! Cardio can actually make your cellulite worse. Flaccid muscle can increase the appearance of cellulite, so strength training is highly recommended.
What are the best anti cellulite exercises
Work the muscles in the areas where the dimpling is occurring two to three times a week. You'll have to do lunges, squats, deadlifts - all the exercises that tone your thighs and butt.
- Stand upright, feet together, then take a controlled step forward with your left leg.
- Lower hips toward the floor and bend both knees (almost at 90 degree angles). The back knee should come close but never touch the ground. Your front knee should be directly over the ankle and the back knee should be pointing down toward the floor.
- Push off with your right foot and bring it forward to starting position. This completes one rep.
- Next, step forward and repeat with the right leg.
- Take 20 steps (10 each leg), for three sets.
- Stand with your feet and knees together, hands on your hips.
- Take a large step with your right foot to the right side and lunge toward the floor. Allow your upper body to bend forward, creasing at the hips, not rounding your spine.
- Make sure your right knee does not extend past your toes and keep your left leg relatively straight.
- Push off through your right foot to return to the starting position. Repeat by stepping out to the left. This completes one rep.
- Do three sets of 12 reps.
- This exercise works your glutes and your inner thighs. This exercise works your glutes, hamstrings, and calves. Add hand weights to increase the difficulty.
- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides.
- Start with a regular squat, then jump up as explosively as you can as you rise up, reaching for the ceiling.
- When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep.
- Remember to use your whole foot to jump, not just your toes. Try not to let your shoulders lean out beyond your knees as this can strain and injure your back.
- Do two sets of 15 jumps.
- Stand holding a pair of medium-weight dumbbells in each hand, arms at your sides, with your knees slightly bent.
- Keeping your arms straight and knees slightly bent, slowly bend at your hip joint, not your waist, and lower the weights as far as possible without rounding your back, which should remain straight. Looking forward, not at the ground, will help you avoid rounding your back. Keep the weights close to, almost touching, your legs.
- Now squeeze your glutes to slowly pull yourself up. Don't use your back and do not round your spine.
- Do three sets of 12 reps.
- This exercise works your glutes and your hamstrings.
Narrow Squat With Overhead Press
- Begin standing with your legs together, arms raised to shoulder height with elbows bent, holding weights by your ears.
- Squat toward the floor by bending your knees and reaching your bum back, as if you were sitting in a chair. Keep your legs squeezing together. Focus your weight into your heels. While squatting, raise your arms overhead into a parallel position.
- Return to starting position by pressing through your heels while bending your elbows to lower the weights back to shoulder level.
- Do three sets of 15 reps.
- This exercise works your glutes, hamstrings, inner thighs, and shoulders.