Cellulite can be compared to the annoying fly in the house that somehow manages to make its way in, no matter how careful you are. Most of us become conscious of wearing our bathing suits, or even shorts if we notice unwanted bumps on our legs.
None of us should fall prey to image consciousness due to cellulite. We might have tried all the healing lotions and cellulite-free diets out there, but getting rid of cellulite comes down to targeting the muscles in the area affected by cellulite.
While it is true that cellulite is linked to fat, cellulite is formed when the layer of fat has nothing to support it, hence creating bumps on our skin. Simply losing weight won’t solve the issue, but building muscle along with fat-burning will.
6 Exercises That Target Cellulite
It’s time to take charge of our bodies and say hello to smooth, cellulite-free skin. Start today with these 6 exercises:
1. Plié Squat with Heel Raises
Stand with feet hip-width distance apart and toes facing outwards. Squat down as low as you can go and come back to standing position. Repeat this motion, but this time as you squat, raise your right heel.
Move back to starting position and repeat squat, raising your left heel. Continue squatting with heel raises for about 45–50 seconds.
2. Squat with Calf Raises
Stand up tall with feet hip-width distance apart. Bend your knees and lower down to squat. As you stand, lift your heels as high as they can go. You should feel your calf muscles being put to work.
Lower your heels and continue to squat. Repeat these movements for 45–50 seconds.
3. Hip Thrusts
You will need to lay on your back during this exercise. Keep your arms flat on the ground with your palms facing up or down. Start the exercise by lifting your hips towards the ceiling. Squeeze your legs and glutes, and pause for 2 seconds with your hips in the air.
Lower down gently to the starting position. Repeat this exercise for 60 seconds.
4. Lateral Lunges
You will need a heavy dumbbell for this exercise. Standing straight, hold the dumbbell with both hands and place your hands in line with your chest. Step your right leg out and lower your right hip while bending the right knee. Your left leg should remain straight.
Come back to starting position and repeat this exercise using the left leg. Continue alternating legs and perform this exercise for 45–50 seconds.
5. V–Leg Pull
You will need an exercise band for this movement. Targeting the outer thighs, v-leg pulls are extremely effective in getting rid of cellulite and work on strengthening the muscles.
Lay on the floor with your back flat and arms on either side of your body. The exercise band will be tied around your ankles. Extend your legs towards the ceiling and flex your feet.
Spead your feet as wide as the band will let you and slowly bring your legs back to starting position. Continue this exercise for 45 seconds.
6. Donkey Kicks
You will need a light dumbbell for this exercise. Start in a high plank position followed by coming down on your forearms and your knees. Your back should be straight.
Place the dumbbell in the space behind your knee, starting with the right leg. Swing your leg high towards the ceiling, pause for 1 second, and bring it back to starting position. These movements do not need to be fast, but make sure you are feeling the burn as you kick.
Continue this exercise with your right leg for 30 seconds before you switch to the alternate leg. The whole exercise should be about 60 seconds, 30 seconds on each leg.
It’s time to say goodbye to cellulite for as long as you can!
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