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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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.
Now, 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
Most 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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