What is cellulite?
“Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance”
“Cellulite is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin”
It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas.
Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.
Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in females, due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue.
You may think it is too good to be true. When you target the specific body parts through proper exercise, will it really get rid of cellulite?
The truth is cellulite is not really a mystery. Cellulite is not a toxin or blood clot; it is definitely fat. The wrinkly appearance is due to the difference of arrangement.
In women, the fat cells and connective tissue in this layer are arranged vertically.
In men, the tissue has a criss-cross structure, which may explain why are less likely to have cellulite than women.
Most times it happens due to age-related issues, and the skin gets thinner.
Do not let old age affect you!
- Hold a dumbbell in each hand, palms should be facing in. Make sure to keep your back straight and unhinged from the waist.
- Bend both knees and hips as if you were about to take a seat. Make sure that your knees do not get past the toes. That is considered bad form.
- Slowly stand back up and keep repeating until you have finished all the required repetitions.
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- Stand with feet initially together, legs straight, and dumbbell on both sides.
- Take a long stride with your left leg. Plant it well to stabilize.
- Slowly lower your right knee towards the flow. Your knees should always be at a 90-degree angle. Keep your back straight no matter what.
- Press against the left foot as you rise back to the starting position.
- Repeat with your other leg.
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Dumbbell Step Ups
- Stand on a stepper and hold both dumbbells by your side.
- Keep your left foot on the step while lowering the back with your other foot. Before reaching the floor, press back up with your left leg to make sure that the right one is in line.
- Finish the set and then switch sides.
Plie Squat With Alternating Heel Raise
- Stand for about three feet apart, more than feet hip-width distance. Toes should be pointed outward.
- Lower down until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor.
- Push back up to return to the starting position.
- Then do the same move while raising your right heel as you descend.
- Repeat the move, but this time raise your left heel.
- This is one rep!
Bulgarian Split Squat
- Stand with left foot about two feet ahead of the right foot, which is resting on a chair or bench. Keep the left knee bent at 90 degrees, while the right knee is lowered to the ground.
- Push back up. Maintain steadiness by keeping your core straight.
Finally, do some proper stretching to avoid any muscle soreness the next day. Every time you train, the muscle should be stretched for improved flexibility.
Do a couple of basic stretches such as:
- Quadriceps pull,
- Lying glute stretch,
- Figure four stretch,
- Butterfly stretch.