Cellulite Exercises To Rid Cellulite & Firm Up Your Skin

Getting plenty of exercise is a key factor in reducing cellulite and keeping it away. Remember when we talked about cellulite and how it's really just a different looking kind of body fat? Well, when you have excess body fat, diet and exercise used in combination is the best way to get rid of it.

As we said earlier in this course, this is about the real way to rid cellulite - not the easy solution so many people are looking for. The difference is that the real solution (proper diet and the right kind of exercise) can actually work for you!

What Types Of Cellulite Exercises Should I Do?

Providing you with a complete routine of specific cellulite exercises is beyond the scope of this mini course. However, we will discuss the types of workouts you should be doing for the best cellulite reduction benefits. And, once you understand the types of activities you should include, you'll be able to design your own fitness program for maximum results.

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One of my favorites combines cellulite and lower body specific exercises with an effective fat loss and energy boosting diet. It also incorporates loads of motivation and inspiration to carry out your plans and reach your goals. If you're interested in a plan that takes away all the guesswork, you can find out more here.

Cellulite Exercise Routines Require Both Cardio & Strength Training

Once upon a time, we all thought that by doing excessive amounts of cardio (aerobics, treadmills, eliptical trainers, stationary bikes, etc.) we'd lose fat and look great. Well, we were wrong.

lower body strength trainingNow, don't get me wrong - we still need cardio, and your favorite machine (I like the treadmill) still has a place in your cellulite and fat loss program. However, we now know that it's necessary to incorporate strength training into our program too. That means you'll be working on toning, firming and building lean muscle mass.

Don't let the term "muscle mass" scare you. Women in particular will find it almost impossible to bulk up. What we're talking about is adding lean muscle and burning excess body fat. It's a fact that 1 pound of muscle takes up less space than 1 pound of fat. Because of this, if you gain a pound of muscle and lose a pound of fat you'll be thinner - even though your bathroom scale shows the same weight!

The ideal combination of cellulite exercise will include plenty of weight or resistance training to build muscle and a just-right amount of cardiovascular activity to burn additional calories and condition your heart.

Because cellulite usually settles in the lower part of the body, you'll want to focus on several muscle building moves in that area (but don't neglect the upper body). Exercises such as lunges, squats, leg lifts, etc. can be done right at home and require no special equipment. If you prefer the gym environment, there are several machines designed specifically to address muscle building in the lower body - they also provide an excellent workout.

interval training on treadmillMost experts recommend interval training when it comes to cardio exercise. What this means is you'll shorten the length of your workout but it will be more intense. Let's use the treadmill as an example (although you could adapt this to almost any type of cardio activity).

You would start out with a warm up at a low level of intensity (lower speed). After your muscles are warmed up (usually about 5 minutes) you'll want to increase the intensity for a short period of time. Either increase the speed or incline (resistance on other types of machines) and workout as hard as you can for a set period of time. This high intensity period could last for 30 seconds or 2 minutes, for example. It will vary depending on the program you're following as well as your current fitness level. Then, you will lower the intensity for a recovery period by reducing the speed and/or incline for a few minutes.

Repeat this process several times going from high intensity to a lower, recovering intensity. When your intervals are complete, be sure to lower the intensity and cool down for a few minutes. Often as little as 20 minutes of this type of workout will be enough to burn fat and raise metabolism, expecially when combined with strength training.

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