Cellulite occurs when you have too much body fat and not enough muscle. Since this problem is not cosmetic, it needs to be addressed with the help of proper nutrition, massage, and a well-planned training program.
Today Bright Side presents to you 6 useful exercises designed to tighten the muscles and reduce the thighs and buttocks.
Exercise № 1
How to do: Lie on your right side, and lean on your forearm. Lift your left leg 4-12 inches off the floor, and hold it in this position for 5 seconds. Then lower down slowly. Repeat this exercise with your right leg.
How many times: 2 sets of 12 reps for each side.
Exercise № 2
How to do: Place your hands on the floor, and assume the same position as when doing push-ups. Next, bend your right leg, and bring your knee to your stomach. Then straighten your leg, and lift it 5-8 inches off the floor. Repeat with your left leg.
How many times: 3 sets of 8 reps.
Exercise № 3
How to do: Take a dumbbell or a kettlebell, and stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. On the inhale, start to slowly lower your body by bending your knees. Continue lowering yourself down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then begin to rise, exhaling.
How many times: 3 sets of 20 reps.
Exercise № 4
How to do: Take a dumbbell in each hand. Stand up straight, feet shoulder-width apart. Start to slowly bend your upper torso, keeping your back straight, arms hanging down freely. Bend forward as low as you can. Then gradually return to the starting position.
How many times: 5 sets of 12 reps.
Exercise № 5
How to do: Stand on your knees, and place your hands on the floor, keeping your arms straight. Start to slowly lift one leg up, keeping your back straight. Lift your leg as high as possible, and fix it for a few seconds. Then return to the starting position. Continue repeating the exercise, alternating between your right and left leg.
How many times: 2 sets of 15 reps for each leg.
Exercise № 6
How to do: Stand with your feet slightly wider than your shoulders. Bend your knees, hands behind your head. Then jump up forcefully, throwing your arms and legs apart, starfish-fashion. Once your feet touch the floor again, resume the initial position.
How many times: 2 sets of 20 reps.
To quickly achieve results in defeating cellulite, carry out the exercises according to the following schedule: 2 days training/1 day break, for 2 weeks.