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Leg exercises for cellulite reduction

Cellulite is a frustrating and persistent problem that, for some reason, mostly affects women. Almost every woman has at least some amount of cellulite somewhere on her body. Cellulite can be severe and quite visible, or mild, visible only when the skin is pressed or pinched. In any case, cellulite ruins the appearance of the legs, belly, buttocks, thighs or arms, wherever it is located.

Dieting and exercising

It is not easy to get rid of the cellulite, especially on legs. Adequate low-fat and low-sugar diet, more active lifestyle and appropriate exercises can be useful in the battle against this enemy of the figure.

Here are some of the most effective exercised for eliminating cellulite from legs.

Barbell squats

Barbell squats are among the best exercises against cellulite on quadriceps. It is done by holding weighted barbells while standing straight with feet at shoulder’s width apart. The knees are straight in the initial position and then they are slowly bent so the thighs are parallel to the floor. Then the knees are straightened back again. This exercise should be repeated ten times with 30 seconds of pause before the next set. The number of sets depends on the strength of the thigh muscles.

Wall squats

Wall squats are particularly recommended for people who want to tackle their cellulite but also suffer from knee pain. It is done by standing about one feet from the wall, but with the back leaned against it. The body is then slowly sliding down the wall until a sitting position is reached, meaning the thighs will be parallel to the floor. The position should be held until thighs start to hurt. It is recommended to do two sets with ten repetitions each.

Knee extensions

Knee extensions are also great against cellulite on the thighs. It is done while sitting in a chair, feet barely touching the floor or not at all. The feet and the knees should be shoulder-width apart. One leg is then extended in front, toes flexed, so the leg is parallel to the floor and the knees are facing upwards. The position should be held for a few seconds. This exercise should be repeated ten times for each leg.

Inner thigh lift

Inner thigh lift is recommended for those who have cellulite on their inner thighs. It also makes the inner thighs slimmer and firmer. This exercise is done while lying down on the floor on the left side, left land stretched so the head is resting on it. The right knee is bent and propped against a cushion so the knee is aligned with the lip. Now, the left leg is lifted a couple of inches from the floor, using the right hand. The position is held for a few seconds. Inner thigh lifts should be repeated ten times before switching to the other side and the other leg.

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