Let me be brutally honest for a moment – cellulite does not discriminate.
You can be young, old, healthy or not so much and still see the telltale signs of cellulite.
Now, while you can experience cellulite at any age, it is more likely that you’ll start seeing even more of it with age. Why? Because as we age our skin and body change a lot. More specifically, as we get older our skin becomes thinner and our connective tissue thickens. This combination makes cellulite a helluva lot more noticeable.
Did we mention that the average woman also loses approximately 5 lbs of muscle and gains 15 lbs of fat each decade? In the not-so-wise words of Juan Pablo (raise your hand if you’re a Bachelor fan!!!) – AY YAY YAY.
With those scary stats you’re going to want to do everything you can to really target your trouble zones and we’re here to help. Here are 3 moves that target cellulite…and you’re going to want to add these to your daily routine!
3 Moves that Target Cellulite
One of the most common areas we see cellulite is in our hamstring area – the part of your leg just under your butt. Leg curls work both your calves and hamstrings and are easy to do.
Start by lying face down on a leg curl machine with both your lower legs hooked under the lever. While bending your knees, in one steady motion lift the arm with your legs and stop once your heels come close to your tushy.
In the same controlled manner, slowly release the lever back to its starting position. Repeat this movement 8-12 times. As time goes on and this becomes easier, start increasing the weight you are lifting. This will keep your muscles challenged and make it harder for fatty tissue to set up shop in your hamstrings.
Another hot spot for cellulite is your butt, which isn’t very surprising for most of us. Leg kicks are a great exercise for targeting your tush as well as your hamstrings.
If you’re new to this exercise then start by getting on all fours on the floor. Tightening your hamstring and glutes, and keep your ankle flexed. Kick your leg up until your thigh is parallel with the ground. Repeat this movement on each leg 8-12 times.
To really advance this movement, secure your right ankle to a cable machine and place it on a low weight setting. Facing the machine, tighten your buns and hammies and then kick back. Repeat 8-12 times and then swap legs.
This is one of the easiest moves that target cellulite because you don’t need any equipment – just a chair. Sitting on a chair with your legs extended in front of you and your heels flat on the floor, squeeze your hamstrings and hold tight for 20-30 seconds. Release and repeat 2 or 3 times with a minimum of 30-60 seconds in between each set.
Fighting cellulite may feel like an up hill battle, but you aren’t going it alone. I personally use plenty of exercises to keep my buns and legs smooth, but I also keep it tight with Finulite.
Finulite is an anti-cellulite cream that comes with two targeted lotions – one for the AM and the other for the PM. It’s also reasonably priced (WIN!) and totally works (see the evidence here). I definitely recommend using it in conjuction with these movements.
Tell me – where do you struggle with cellulite most and what are you doing to fix it?