The best basic anti cellulite exercises to burn fat and cellulite
As you've probably read, I avidly recommend that you work out in order to see some results when it comes to getting rid of cellulite. Yes, anti cellulite foods, anti cellulite creams and lotions, anti cellulite wraps and anti cellulite massages and skin treatments all play a huge role when it comes to exterminating cellulite, but anti cellulite exercises are the ones that truly have the most important impact.
Anti cellulite exercises are the ones that not only help you reduce cellulite, by toning your body, but they also make you feel better by raising your endorphins, thus making you feel better. So even if you don't see immediate results on your cellulite at least you're going to be way more upbeat and feel better about yourself.
As a bonus tip, I advise you to moisturize your skin with natural oils and creams such as coconut oil for skin (yeah, coconut oil does wonders both for skin and for hair health).
Exercising helps you burn fat and reduce cellulite
When you do some hardcore exercises that make you sweat you are not only helping stress relief and giving yourself an endorphin rush, you are also expelling toxins through your skin. This is another avenue of elimination that is best not ignored if you want to decrease the appearance of cellulite.
It will also help to improve the overall appearance of your body by tightening, toning and lengthening so that even if your cellulite is there, the overall appearance of your body will be more flattering.
So, let's get to it. These are the most basic anti cellulite exercises. I would say that if there were a starter kit for cellulite reduction and it would involve exercises, well these would be the anti cellulite exercises recommended.
Squats not only burn calories, they also help develop your muscles, more like toning your body and reduce cellulite, that is.
By doing squats you will work all of the leg muscles, including the quadriceps, hamstrings and lower leg muscles, but you'll also get rig of the cellulite on your abs. You can add dumbbells to standard squats to make things harder as you improve your fitness level.
- Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Hold dumbbells (optional) down by your sides, palms facing in.
- Keeping your back straight, bend from the knees and hips as though you are sitting down.
- Don't let your knees move forward over your toes, then return. Perform 1-3 sets of 8-15 repetitions, depending on your fitness level.
Both walking and stationary lunges target all the lower-body muscles, but you'll also tighten your core area. Do at least 8-12 reps on each leg and add some weights as you get better in order to make an effort to reach those 12 reps.
- Start by taking one large step forward and lower your body so both of your knees form 90-degree angles
- Keep your front knee over the ankle, don't go past your toes.
- Return to the starting position.
The surfer burpee
I always praise the almighty burpee, giving that it's one of the best overall exercises you can do. You don't need to go to the gym to do them and you can basically perform them anywhere you are: at home or even in the outdoors.
A surfer burpee will not only challenge you physically, but will also improve mobility in your hips and back. At first it may be a challenge but with practice you're going to get there and do the perfect burpee!
Aim for 10-15 reps on each side.
- Bend over or squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you, just outside of your feet.
- Jump both feet back to a plank position.
- Drop to a push-up—your chest should touch the floor. You can also drop to your knees here to make it easier if required.
- Push up to return to a plank position while jumping feet to your left side (pictured), aiming to land on your mat standing side on, like you would on a surfboard.
- Jump back into a plank position and repeat on the other side.
If you're stuck at work and don't have time to get to the gym, take advantage of the office staircase. Sure, you'll look a bit strange to begin with, but by upping your movement on the stairs you'll automatically target areas prone to cellulite.
Simply walking up and down stairs burns at least 10 calories a minute according to research.