The only way to get rid of cellulite from your thighs and butt is to reduce fat and increase muscle volume.
Complementary to your fat loss diet, your thigh and butt workout regime should be designed to increase or preserve muscle volume and to reduce body fat.
Mistakenly most women associate muscle increase with female bodybuilders. They refuse to lift weights and concentrate only on cardio exercises. Behind any professional or amateur bodybuilding body are years and hours spend in gym accompanied with very particular exercise and nutrition regime. There’s no way you can get too much muscle so fast. So don’t worry. Muscle building that we are talking about is basically re-shaping and turning flab into fab. Increasing muscle volume means, firming up muscles in your thighs and butt, reducing body fat and thus eliminating cellulite.
Which exercises are the best for cellulite free thighs and butt?
Regrettably, cellulite appears mostly on thighs and buttocks. Many exercises target these particularly areas and can be performed either at the gym or home. The ones I like the most are squats with dumbbells, leg press and lunges. These exercise target back and front as well as inner thigh muscles, and glutes.
Squats (with dumbbells)
Squats are probably the most diverse and popular exercise, because they are so effective in shaping your thighs, hips and glutes, all at once. There are many different ways to add intensity to the basic squat. One of them is to add dumbbells. You can either hold them at your sides or just above the shoulders to challenge the arms. If you get bored with dumbbell exchange them with barbell.
You should never compensate using more weight over correct technique. Start with smaller weights to learn how to perform squat correctly. You should increase weights as you get stronger for better results.
Go as low as you can to activate glute muscles fully. Most women go only half-way down through the movement. Unless you have knee problems, there’s no reason to stop half way. Make sure your knees don’t go over your toes.
Lunges are another classic exercise, which successfully targets your inner thigh, as well as outer and back thigh muscles. Same as with squats, variations are endless. Use dumbbells or barbell for extra intensity.
But whichever variation you chose to do always:
- bend your knees under 90 degrees angle or a bit less;
- put more pressure on front leg when lowering your body;
- make sure that your knee doesn’t go over your toes and;
- make sure that you never allow a knee of the back leg to touch the floor as this decreases pressure on the butt and back part of the leg, consequently diminishing results;
- transfer weight slowly from first leg to back leg when returning into the start position
It’s a great exercise for front and back thigh muscles. It also works wonders for butt. The position of our feet on the plate, determines which muscles are more engaged. The higher they are positioned the more we workout our butt and back thigh muscles. Make sure your feet are slightly pointed out, if they are positioned higher. They must also be flat on the foot plate at all times.
It’s important that you maintain in control of the movement at all times whilst returning the foot plate to the starting position by allowing the knees to bend at least 90 degrees. Hold for few seconds and then push plate away. Never extend your legs fully.
Now that you have understanding about what cellulite is and that it can be truly eliminated with correct diet and exercise, there’s only one thing to do – Move your butt and put this knowledge into action. And leave a comment! Thanks