Everyone wants their body to look great all the time but when age sets in and we get older our bodies develop imperfections called cellulite. Cellulite is formed when the toxins and fats we consume make their way into our connective tissue. They will get trapped there and harden leaving you with pockets that look like dimples showing on the outside of your thighs. Once people learn that they have it, they can look for ways to get rid of cellulite.
You will often hear on television or on the internet that the best way to combat cellulite is to use the newest magic lotion or potion. The plain hard truth is that there are no magical creams or brushes that will rid your body of cellulite. The only effective way to remove the cellulite from your body is through cellulite exercise.
Cellulite exercise basically consists of getting your muscles into tip top shape. The best way to do this is through weight bearing exercises. Once you begin building up your muscles in problem areas, the cellulite will eventually go away. You will then be able to see your skin tightening as your muscles stretch and smooth out the dimples.
Massaging the areas that are riddled with cellulite is an excellent way to begin your workouts. This is because the massage stimulates your blood and gets your circulation moving faster to the effected areas. This increased circulation aids in the toxins and fat removal from your connective tissue. The easiest and most relaxing way to do this is to scrub your effected areas with a body brush while you are taking a shower.
One exercise you can execute is performing leg lifts while down on your knees. You will need to kneel down on the floor and then place your hands on the floor as well. Next you will lift one leg up until it is parallel with your back. You will have to maintain this position for at least five seconds and then you can relax that leg. You should try to aim at conducting 3 sets of this exercise with 15 repetitions for each leg.
Another exercise that you need to try is leg lifts, by lying down on your stomach. All you need to do is lie down on your stomach and tuck your hand underneath your head. You will then lift one leg up and hold it in that position. While still up in the air you will want to rotate your foot three to four times and then place your leg back down. You should try to accomplish 3 full sets that consist of 15 repetitions for each leg.
A further exercise you can execute is to tighten your leg and buttock muscles while you are sitting on a chair. To do this you will need to sit on a stable chair that has no rollers. Then you will want to place a pillow between your legs. Your goal will be to try and squeeze the pillow as hard as you can for one minute with your leg muscles and also with your buttock muscles. You should try to aim at conducting 3 sets of this exercise with 5 repetitions for each leg.
Finding out that you have cellulite in some unwanted areas can be very embarrassing for some people. After covering it up by making a change in wardrobe, many will try to get rid of this ugly fat by using some potions and lotions which will ultimately not work. Their only option is to try to get rid of cellulite with some massaging that expels the toxins and some exercising that flattens out the skin. You will find if you implement these exercise tips into your daily routine, you can get rid of the cellulite and get back to wearing the clothes you love.
Author: Robert KaufmanThis author has published 9 articles so far.