Cellulite can appear in many places, like buttocks, stomach and arms, but unfortunately for most women, it appears most often on the legs. So, usually women want to get rid of cellulite on the legs.
I used to be like most women i.e., think that cellulite causes were beyond me, however, I am glad I came to discover the truth. Research studies indicate that 70% of all cellulite cases are related to lifestyle factors. Only 30% of cellulite causes have underlying genetic causes. This should serve as an awakening to many women who feel helpless when it comes to getting rid of cellulite on the legs, or any other areas of the body.
If you’ve tried everything in vain or with little to show for, look no further. I used to struggle with cellulite on my legs like most women. This is no longer the case because I learned the secrets to getting rid of cellulite. The secret to getting rid of cellulite are exercises that smooth, tighten and lift your skin. It can be achieved by special movements. You can read about them on the Critical Keys to Kill Cellulite Page.
Although cellulite occurs in other areas of the body too, most women are concerned with the occurrence of cellulite on the legs. The reason behind this is simple; women like showing off their legs. With cellulite however, you won’t be able to wear what you want, when you want. Furthermore, cellulite is more visible on the legs than any other areas since women tend to gain stubborn weight on their legs (hips and thighs) more than any other place.
But the good news is that there are a few things you can do to get rid of cellulite on your legs fast and easy. Our female physiology works against us when it comes to cellulite formation, however, it is possible to regain control like I did and get rid of cellulite on legs once and for all and the secret lies in the exercise. You don’t need to use ”miracle” creams or undergo expensive surgical procedures and therapies to get rid of cellulite. All you need to do is follow a good exercise plan like I did.
Let’s face it! We often have not very active lifestyles. Our jobs are often not involving much physical activity. This is precisely why exercise is one of the best remedies for getting rid of cellulite. And please note you don’t need any gym membership to do the exercises I will suggest below. Let’s get right into it and discuss the best exercises to consider when you want to get rid of cellulite on legs.
Walking is by far one of the best ways of getting rid of thick thighs which favor cellulite formation. I never used to consider walking as a serious exercise, however it’s important to note that you can lose as much as 300 calories walking for one hour only. The results get even better when you walk regularly and use the right technique. I used to avoid walking by all means until I realized how effective walking was in regards to getting rid of fat and cellulite. I walk now as much as possible.
To effectively get rid of cellulite walking, you have to go the extra mile i.e., walk for 1-3 miles every day, 4-6 days a week. In regards to technique, you should walk, preferably uphill and/or alter your speed i.e., walk at a faster pace to get better results. You can introduce techniques such as interval training to your walks to get even better results. For instance, you can walk fast for 5 minutes and then slow down for a minute. Repeat this for the entire length of your walk. This technique does wonders for your thighs.
However, remember to get a good pair of walking or running shoes. Also, start small and increase your pace/intensity of technique with time. You should also remember to stretch your muscles before and after walking.
Jogging is also among the very effective exercises for getting rid of cellulite. You should start jogging once you get used to walking. Jogging is more vigorous than walking so you should start it once walking becomes easy for you. Jogging has the same effect as walking. The only difference is you get results faster.
Jogging will get you slimmer faster than walking. Jogging also comes with many other health benefits i.e., aerobic benefits. You can take the same approach i.e., jog for 4-5 times a week, increase intensity with time i.e., jogging uphill, jog faster, introduce interval training techniques, etc.
I recommend that you start with walking and then start jogging when you are ready. Depending on your body weight, stamina, weight loss goals etc., you shouldn’t have problems knowing when to transition from walking to jogging. I personally waited until walking became very easy for me.
Other effective exercises to consider to get rid of cellulite on legs
Thigh raise exercise is also effective in getting rid of cellulite on the legs. As the name suggests, this exercise targets the thighs. You must however, get the right technique for the exercise to be effective. To perform the exercise, lie on the ground face down and raise your legs from the ground from above your knees so that your feet are off the ground. Hold this position for approximately five seconds and then lower your legs back to the ground to perform one repetition. Gradually increase the holding time up to 10 seconds or more per repetition. Perform 10 repetitions to complete one set. Do three sets of the exercise a day for at least 3 days a week and watch your thighs tighten and your cellulite disappearing fast.
Pony kicks also target the thighs. As the name suggests, the exercise mimics pony kicks. To perform a pony kick, get down on the ground like a pony with your hands and knees on the ground and your back assuming a flat position. Slowly raise your right thigh to a 45-degree angle with your right knee bent and your heel pointing upwards. Hold this position for about 5 seconds and return your leg to the original position. Repeat using your left leg to complete one repetition of the exercise. Repeat for about five to ten times to complete a full set of the exercise. Pony kicks are very effective exercises for targeting the back thigh area where cellulite formation is most common.
Getting rid of cellulite on the legs is mostly about doing the right leg exercises targeting the areas where cellulite forms, like the thighs. Walking is the best way to start once you decide to fight the cellulite on your legs using exercise. With time, you should transition to jogging and then doing more targeted thigh exercises like thigh raises and pony kicks. I started seeing significant result just a few weeks after I started walking. Nowadays, I jog and combine this with thigh raises and pony kicks and to say the least, my legs have never been firmer.
I got rid of cellulite on my legs this way so it should work for you too, if you make exercising a habit and make sure you learn the right exercise techniques from the start. Of course you can include other leg exercises that target the thighs for better results, but the above exercises are adequate enough to give you the results you’ve always wished for.
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