Cellulite is gross, that’s just a fact. No one likes it or wants to have it. However, sometimes you have to work with the cards you’ve been dealt. Some people are more fortunate and manage to avoid having it, but most are not that lucky.
So what can you do about it? Is there any way of beating cellulite? Yes, there are quite a few ways, and we will go through them now.
This shouldn’t be much of a problem since it’s simple and scalable depending on your overall fitness levels. Stand with your feet close together then take a deep step forward with your left leg so that your right knee almost touches the ground. Stand back up and repeat the process with the right leg.
As you can see, this is a hamstring and glute-friendly exercise. You can try adding jumping lunges which are the same thing as regular lunges, only you switch legs by jumping.
- Weighted lunges – grab a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells and get lunging.
- Lunge walks – instead of standing in place and switching legs, you walk forwards.
2. Hip Bridge
This requires exactly zero fitness foreknowledge and zero physical strength. It’s stupid simple and very effective. Lie on your back with your legs bent at the knees, put your arms next to your body and raise your hips up towards the air squeezing a bit at the top and lower your hips back down to the floor.
There is an advanced version of this, which are called hip thrusts.
3. Hip Thrusts
This is sort of an advanced version of a regular hip bridge, only for this, you will need a workout bench and a barbell with some weights on it. Lie with your shoulders resting on the bench and your hips lowered with a barbell resting on your hips.
Now proceed to do the same motion as you did with the hip raises, only keep your hands on the barbell.
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4. Jump Squats
This exercise is a bit demanding because it requires some strength and endurance. The exercise itself is pretty straight forward and simple. Go into a squat then propel yourself upwards into the air then upon landing go into a squat again.
It’s gonna burn and you’re going to be out of breath, but it’s a great way to get strong legs, tight bum, burn some calories and increase your gas tank. You can add an extra element of difficulty by adding a 180-degree turn upon each jump.
No matter how you look at it, fighting cellulite is a tough battle which includes heavy lifting. Deadlifts are the “all in one” exercise when it comes to working out muscles groups. It works your back, legs, glutes, arms, shoulders and your core. Using a wide “sumo” stance shifts the focus from your back to your legs and glutes so try switching it up a bit between stances. Load up the bar with a weight you can perform up to 10 times.
Same as above, you can’t grow muscles if you don’t want to lift heavy. It all comes down to this, you vs a barbell on your back. When you master it, you’ll see many benefits in strength department and cellulite elimination department. Don’t drive your knees towards your toes, keep them locked and bring your butt towards your heels, then use your entire body to push up.