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Exercises to Get Rid of Cellulite on Thighs

Exercises to Get Rid of Cellulite on Thighs

The only way to get rid of cellulite is by following proper exercising and dieting. With specific exercises and a good diet, you can get rid of cellulite faster...
FitnessVigil Staff
Cellulite (fatty tissue) is a problem that many people living in urban areas suffer from and which many find difficult to get rid of. Due to this difficulty, liposuction has become even more popular, as it helps to suck out the cellulite from the body areas and makes the body area look less fat and more toned. However, even if one can afford liposuction, one has to still follow a good diet and exercise regimen to maintain the body shape post liposuction. Exercise and a good diet is absolutely necessary if you want to get rid of cellulite.

A combination of cardio and strength training exercises can help you combat cellulite. However, a person needs to follow exercising regularly and honestly to see the results. Also, when you are aiming at fat loss, you will need to watch your diet closely. So, cutting down on junk is advised, as it greatly contributes to weight gain. Form a workout routine using the given below exercises to get rid of cellulite off thighs and buttocks. Exercise 6 days a week for 45 minutes perform cardio. Mix 2 - 3 cardio workouts to avoid boredom. After cardio, for half an hour perform strength training and later for 5 minutes do stretching. Perform 3 sets of strength training exercises and include 20 reps in each set.

Effective Cardio Workouts

Cycling
These are great cellulite exercises for legs. However, if you have any back problems, consider using a stationary bicycle which has a backrest. Cycling workouts are easy to perform and suit people of all ages, so just switch on the TV and keep cycling for half an hour to 45 minutes at a medium to fast pace. Take a break after 20 minutes of continuous cycling, sip some water and then a minute or two later continue cycling.

Running
Running is one of the best cardio workouts, that especially help get rid of fat from the lower body region. Running is also fun and a good stress busting activity. Always wear quality sport shoes when performing running workouts. To start a running workout, first jog for 8 - 10 minutes and then slowly at a medium pace start running. Cool down with 5 minutes of jogging and walking. After the workout stretch yourself. To lose weight faster, perform interval running workouts once you have enough stamina.

Jumping
Did you know that the calories burned in a jump rope workout are more than running? Yes, that's true. A session of 10 minutes of jump rope workout helps to burn more calories compared to a 10 minute running workout. Also, a jump rope is inexpensive and you can perform these workouts anywhere. You can also do jumping workouts on a mini trampoline. Trampoline workouts are fun and help greatly to burn fat and tone up.

Freestyle Swimming
Swimming is a total body workout, because it helps to increase your lungs and heart's capacity (cardio), it helps to strengthen and tone the muscle, and the body gets stretched while performing swimming as well. Hence, swimming makes an excellent cellulite reduction exercise. If you have an access to a public swimming pool, consider performing freestyle swimming workout for an hour. The frequent flapping motion of legs during freestyle swimming will help build power and lose fat from the legs.

Strength Training Workouts

Squats
Squats are classic leg workouts, which have been used for years. To perform squats follow these steps.
  • Stand on the floor with few inches distance between your feet.
  • Keep your toes pointing straight, and keep your legs in front of you.
  • Now, lower yourself down as if sitting on a chair.
  • Keep your back straight and hold this position for a second.
  • Then stand up again. Repeat.
Lunges
Lunges are mostly accompanied with squats exercise, as lunges and squats together are the best exercise to get rid of cellulite on thighs and bum.
  • To perform lunges keep shoulder-width distance between your feet.
  • Keep your hands in front of you.
  • Step up with your right foot.
  • Now lower yourself till your left foot knee is almost touching the floor.
  • Then raise yourself up. Repeat till you are done with one set.
  • Then switch sides and perform another set.
Step Ups
Step ups greatly help to build stamina and when done rightly will reap quick results. You can use a stepper to perform steps ups or use steps in your building.
  • Stand in front of the platform.
  • Step on it with your right foot.
  • Then step with your left foot.
  • Step down with your right foot.
  • Now step down with your left foot.
  • Repeat the sequence.
Apart from following the above exercises, get adequate rest by sleeping 8 hours a day. Also, break down your meals to 5 - 6 frequent and small meals. Avoid junk food, coffee, and sodas. Make healthier food choices by eating fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking green tea, etc. Good luck!