Cellulite – these unsightly bumps don’t discriminate. It can show up on girls in their teens – or even younger. Everyone has strands of connective tissue that separate fat cells into compartments, connecting fat to skin. In women, these strands form a honeycomb-shaped pattern, so any increase of fat tends to bulge out like stuffing in a mattress. You’re not alone if you’ve wondered about cellulite reduction exercises and how to do them.
Can You Get Rid of Cellulite?
It is true that cellulite appears out of nowhere and gets worse with age. As our tissues change stands of connective tissue thicken with age and our skin gets thinner, making cellulite even more noticeable.
With the right leg cellulite exercises for you, you can reduce unappealing cellulite and make your lower body appear smoother and firmer. The trick is working all the lower body muscles from each angles, replacing lost muscle tissue to give the area a toned, taut appearance.
Try These Cellulite Reduction Exercises At Home
We’re going to show you how to do two leg exercises that will help you fight cellulite. Do one set of ten to fifteen repetitions of these three days a week. Lift slowly, count 2 seconds to lift, and 4 seconds to lower. Before starting, do a thorough warm up with walking, light calisthenics, and stationary cycling.
Side to Side
Muscles worked: Abductors, quadriceps, adductors, hamstrings and glutes
Equipment: Dumbbells. You can make this basic exercise easier for you by doing it without any weights. Keep your hands on your hips. To make this exercise more difficult, hold the dumbbells up at your shoulders while performing.
1. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart with your toes pointed out about 45 degrees and your back flat and straight. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and rest them at your hips.
2. Take a giant step to the left, and bend your left knee until the thigh is parallel to your floor, while you keep your right leg extended. Don’t allow your left knee to jut over the toes or butt to dip below your knee. Pause, then return to starting position and repeat the motion on your right side without resting.
All Fours Kickback
Muscles worked: Gluteal muscles
Equipment: Ankle weights
Note: When you do this exercise remember not to arch or hunch your back. This will prevent you from putting needless stress on your back. You can make the exercise easier by doing it without ankle weights.
1. Wearing ankle weights, get down to push up position and knees. This is similar to the hands and knees position.
2. Back straight and leg bent, slowly swing your right leg back and lift your right foot toward the ceiling until your thigh is parallel to the ground. Your foot remains flexed throughout the entire exercise.
Hold for one sec, then return to starting position. Do one set with your right leg, then switch and repeat on left.
Try these exercises and your cellulite should begin diminishing, getting less visible while your skin appears more taut and toned.