What types of exercises reduce cellulite?
One of the best ways to eliminate cellulite is by doing some anti cellulite fitness exercises. Although I do recommend also doing cardio workouts to remove cellulite, toning exercises are the best to reduce cellulite. Cellulite is a collection of fat that is pushed against the skin and looks like cottage cheese or bumpy dimples.
Anti cellulite exercises
Building muscle will get rid of unwanted cellulite, because muscle tones the legs and makes them look a lot better. One can have liposuction surgery to get rid of cellulite, but it is safer and healthier to get rid of it with exercise.
Stand with your feet at hips width apart. You can hold a barbell at chest level or dumbbells in each hand, with palms facing your sides. Take a step forward while bending your knee. The thigh should be straight from knee to hip. Hold for 5 seconds, and then return to standing position. Repeat this exercise 10 times on each leg. You can also use ankle weights for this exercise.
Stand with your feet at hips width apart. You can place your arms along your side or hold a dumbbell at chest level. Bend your knees until you are at a sitting position and hold for 5 seconds, while keeping your back straight. Return to standing position. Repeat this exercise 10 times.
3. Leg kick backs
Position yourself on all fours on the floor. Lift one left up behind you and kick back. Return you leg back to the floor. Repeat on opposite leg. Repeat this exercise 10 times on each leg. You can also use ankle weights for this exercise.
4. Stair climbing helps reduce cellulite
Walking, jogging, riding a bike all make some wonderful anti cellulite exercises, but you'll get the full benefits of an anti cellulite workout if you try stair climbing, and by that I mean climbing some stairs instead of taking the elevator (I'm not saying that the Stair Climber isn't a good option, but if you don't have time or money to go to the gym, working out inside or near your home is just as great).
When beginning, it is best to jog up five flights of stairs. If you only have one flight of stairs, walk or jog up and down them until you have climbed them five times. You can also use dumbbells for an extra workout. Be sure to keep your back straight when climbing stairs. This will workout your legs and help your posture.
Put on a comfortable pair of tennis shoes and go jogging around the block. You can also jog on a treadmill or jog in place at home. Try and jog for at least 30 minutes. You can also jog while holding dumbbells for an extra workout, also toning your arms. Pick a television show and jog to it, but remember to also be careful at your workout, the mind/body connection is priceless. If using a treadmill, jog with an incline. Don't hold the treadmill handles.
Jogging on an incline will work out the leg muscles more than jogging on a flat surface, it's pretty obvious that cardio on an incline will tone your muscles better than a regular surface.