Do you have cellulite? If so, cellulite exercises are a good addition to your workout routine.
In this post, you’re going to get
- A free illustrated printable of cellulite exercises you can do at home
- 3 Tips to reduce cellulite
- An understanding of what cellulite is
So, let’s start from the bottom and work backwards to the printable.
What is Cellulite?
If you’re reading this, you can probably pick out cellulite on any thigh a mile away.
But what is cellulite, really?
Here, i’ll tell you.
Cellulite is caused by fat stored unevenly underneath the skin.
It is also a normal part of the body for the vast majority of women.
How to Get Rid of Cellulite
Just like hip dips, we know cellulite is normal but it would still be nice to get rid of it.
Here are some simple techniques that can make a big difference.
1. Get Rid of Cellulite with Myofascial Release
Myofascial release is a fancy way of saying MASSAGE YO SELF!
Sorry, I don’t know why i felt the need to shout that.
Seriously, get a foam roller and massage, massage, massage!
If you don’t want to buy a foam roller, use a tennis ball lying around the house.
Everybody has tennis balls lying around the house right?!
Doing this can help release the “knots” under the skin that are causing cellulite.
The technical name for these knots is “fascia”.
But I prefer to call them knots because that’s what they feel like when you’re massaging them away!
I have incorporated myofascial release using both a foam roller and tennis ball into my nightly routine.
It is totally worth it!
2. Strength Train to Reduce Cellulite
The fear of getting bulky is so real!
Because of this, too many women make the mistake of doing only cardio.
If you’re trying to reduce cellulite, you might want to rethink that approach.
Strength training, well, gives you strength.
But not only that, it can help you tone your muscles, reduce fat, and consequently reduce the appearance of cellulite.
You can start strength training today with some light weights.
If you prefer, you can also try resistance bands.
Editor’s Note: check out this great resistance band workout
If you’re really brave and advanced, you can get an affordable gym membership and try out the machines there.
The key is to challenge yourself every week and watch your body transform.
All the cellulite exercises in this post can be made more intense by adding weights or resistance bands.
Cellulite Tip #3: Eat More Protein
It’s very hard to go wrong eating the right kinds of foods.
Specifically, lean protein.
I don’t know about you but I LOVE RICE.
I am the type of person that would hide in the pantry to eat an extra bowl of rice in the morning before church.
Yes, I would be late to church because I’m eating rice.
But something I’ve learned is that balance is important.
Lean protein is one of the best ways to bring balance into most people’s diets.
So there you have it.
3 concrete tips you can use to reduce your cellulite.
Now, onto the workout.
Cellulite Workout: 3 Simple Exercises with Free Printable
- Foamroll your glutes (butt) – 45 seconds
- Foamroll your quads (front of thigh) – 45 seconds
- Foamroll your hamstrings (back of thigh) – 45 seconds
- Single leg glute bridges – 12 reps per leg
- Side plank with leg raises – 12 reps per leg
- Jumping jacks – 45 seconds
Rest 30 seconds
Combine this workout with any of the other free workouts you can do at home.