Cellulite removal would be so simple if it only involved rubbing in cream twice a day.
Sadly, conquering cellulite involves a little more than slathering on one of my many DIY cellulite scrubs and lotions.
In fact, to truly get to the root of your dimpled derriere you need to put in a little effort…some physical effort, that is!
Because cellulite forms at the cellular level and involves fat build up, it only makes sense that maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle will help reduce its appearance.
To help you combat the cottage cheese effect, I am going to share with you a few of my favourite exercises to get rid of cellulite.
Exercises To Get Rid of Cellulite, Fast
Since your butt and thighs are usually ground zero for cellulite, we’re going to target these area with a series of lunges.
To properly perform a lunge, put your hands on your hips, take a step forward with your right foot and lunge into this movement.
You want your upper thigh to be parallel with the floor and your knee to be in line with your toes.
Return to your original position and swap legs. Complete 3 sets of 15 lunges per leg.
If you want to get an even better result from lunges, add in a side lunge and back lunge as well. This will help target all areas of your outer and inner thigh, hamstrings and glutes for the best possible results.
Sinful yet Simple Squats
Oh yes, you had to know that a few simple squats would be in the mix.
Nothing gets your hiney burning more than a few of these everyday. Using a 10-20 pound weight, assume the squatting position.
Let your legs stand slightly wider than hip-width, sink into your heels and sit back (like you would into a chair) keeping a proud chest and a straight back.
Hold the weight at heart-level or if using dumbells, on the outside of your legs. Complete 3 sets of 20 squats daily.
This will help target all the trouble spots, give you more defined upper legs and that coveted curvaceous booty . Win-win…and win!
Step Up, Sistahs
Pop on some oldies, a neon onesie and the obligatory headband with your side ponytail and get your Richard Simmons on!
Step ups totally remind me of the 80’s, and while the workout gear from that era seems to have passed, the effectiveness of this particular exercise has not.
To do this properly, throw together an aerobic step or create your own. Just make sure you are stepping up at least 1-2 feet in the air.
Holding 10-20 pound dumbbells at your sides, keep your chest out, back straight and step up with your right foot. Bring your left foot to meet the right then step down and repeat.
Complete 3 rounds of 30 step ups.
Scandalous Scissor Press
To do this exercise you will need an elastic exercise band.
Prepare yourself: the instructions may sound like sexy good times are to follow, but that is not the case. Get ready for inner thigh domination!
Lie on your back and loosely tie your band just above your knees. Extend both legs straight up in the air, over your hips. Spread your legs wide enough that the band becomes taut.
From this position, slowly open your legs wider until the tension of the band becomes too strong to continue doing so. Pause for 3 seconds at this point, then release and repeat.
Add 3 sets of 10 to your daily routine for a serious solution to inner thigh cellulite.
Ughh…burpees. Just typing that out makes me dread them!
Burpees are probably my least favourite exercise to get rid of cellulite, but annoyingly the most effective.
They give you a total body workout and cardio infusion, with a solid dose of cellulite targeting and destruction. To properly do a burpee start in a standing position.
I like to start with a little jump to pump me up!
What you’re going to do is jump up, softly land on your feet and deep squat down until you can touch the ground with your hands. At this point, you will jump your feet back into a plank position.
Give yourself a quick push up then jump your feet back in towards your hands and spring upwards. Just be aware of your back when you jump down into your plank, you want to keep it strong and straight.
Repeat 3 sets of 15 burpees.
Now, don’t be discouraged if your hops become less enthusiastic as the set goes on. Burpees are tough, but the rewards are unbeatable.
By incorporating these 5 simple exercises to get rid of cellulite into your daily routine, you should start to see cellulite reduction in as little as 2 weeks and as an added bonus, you may even lose some weight!
Within 4 weeks, not only will your butt and thighs look even more toned, but cellulite should be running for the hills. Holla!