Want to know how to get rid of cellulite? You are not alone! 93% of women experience cellulite and yet we all want to know the secret to reducing it!
Cellulite is a very normal and natural occurrence for women, you do not have to be of a certain age or a certain weight. That being said, if your cellulite is getting in the way of your confidence there are some things you can do to reduce and minimize its appearance.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the dimpled, uneven skin that often occurs on the thighs caused by an increase of fat underneath the skin. Cellulite occurs when fatty tissue pushes through fibrous bands that connect the skin to the muscle.
It is not exactly clear what causes cellulite however there are a few common factors including:
- Lifestyle / activity level
- Alcohol and fizzy drinks
- Foods high in refined sugar
- Salt heavy foods
Can You Get Rid Of Cellulite?
The short answer is no.. Cellulite is a structural component largely determined by hormones and genetics. That being said, a healthy diet combined with regular physically activity (most notably strength and weight bearing exercise) can help to significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Following this a healthy diet also helps to improve the skin and connective tissue helping to make them stronger and more supple.
Regular exercise not only decreases body fat, it also significantly improves muscle tone and circulation, better circulation helps to keep skin and connective tissue healthy while flushing toxins and eliminating waste effectively. When you build strong, firm and solid muscle beneath the skin it will create a smoother surface and consequently reduce the visibility of cellulite!
So get ready to learn these 5 exercises brilliant for reducing the appearance of cellulite on your legs and bottom. Once you have learned the technique, go through this workout two to three times a week to really see some results!
You will only need your bodyweight for this workout, so find yourself some space and let’s get moving!
Squats are a great exercise for strengthening your quads, inner thighs and lifting and toning the bottom
Reps: 10 – 12
2. Spine Curls
These are another great exercise for working the glutes, inner thighs and hamstrings.
3. Plie Squat
Take your squats up a notch with the Plie. Use a chair or work surface to balance. Plie squats work on your core connection while strengthening the lower body.
Reps: 10 -12
4. Kneeling Heel Drives
This exercise will predominantly focus on glute strength and core connection while toning your booty for an overall firmer appearance.
5. Curtsy Lunges
Curtsy lunges are a variation of lunge that works to strengthen your entire lower body from your glutes to your calves.
Reps: 10 – 12
Run through this lower body circuit 3 – 4 times to really feel the burn.
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While it might not be possible to totally remove cellulite (do not be fooled by the photoshopped images in magazines!), repeating the circuit above and incorporating regular strength training into your routine will work to tighten and tone your body.
Remember cellulite is totally normal, wanting to improve your health and fitness is NEVER a bad thing, but be sure to love yourself and celebrate your body every step of the way!
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