Exercise is one of the best ways of dealing with cellulite. Before looking at the specific exercises any woman would benefit from engaging in, we must first understand what cellulite is.
It is fat that is trapped beneath the skin. It is not the result of toxins or poor lymph ‘drainage’ or other reasons so commonly given by cellulite treatment companies that have a vested interest in the 12 million a year industry.
Cellulite is fat. Plain and simple. Just like all fat, it can be reduced with a sensible diet and exercise. Of course, to a certain extent, cellulite is hereditary. Women who gain fat easily and have thinner skin will show more signs of cellulite. Whatever the case or genetics, all women will benefit from these anti-cellulite exercises.
The best way to train will involve cardio and resistance training.
The key to reducing the appearance of cellulite is to bring your body fat percentage down. We are not so concerned about the weight on the scales. We want to alter our body composition. You want more lean muscle and less fat. Sometimes, there may be no visible difference on the scale since your body has replaced burnt fat with lean muscle. Therefore, it would be a good idea to measure your body fat and keep trying to lower your body fat percentage and aim for a 15 to 18 percent level if you are a woman. This may be a little difficult but it’s a goal worth striving for.
To burn your body fat and boost your body’s stamina levels, you will need to engage in cardio activities. I’d recommend about 20 to 30 minutes of cardio. If you can spare 45 to 60 minutes, that would be great. However, most women are pressed for time, so 20 to 30 minutes should be sufficient.
However, during these 20 to 30 minutes, your cardio must be at a very high intensity. You must be gasping for air and exhausted. Slow walking or jogging is just not going to cut it. You want to be running at a fast pace. You want to be tired. Choose cardio activities that engage your lower body.
Running, cycling, stair climbing, spinning, skipping, etc. are great forms of cardio. Most women show cellulite on their thighs, butt and legs. These are the areas you want to tone and target. So, engage in high intensity cardio that involves your lower body.