Nice and Tight, Goodbye Cellulite

Nice and Tight, Goodbye Cellulite

Oh cellulite, the bumpy, rippled dimples that haunt most of us mere mortals. Whether you are in shape or not there’s no denying cellulite is a culprit that doesn’t discriminate. Eating right and exercising isn’t always enough to kill our lumpy demons but targeting certain areas and combining high intensity interval training and strength training is one of the most effective ways to tone muscle tissue. Firming these muscles underneath the cellulite is what will make the skin appear softer, firmer and smoother. We often think cardio and weightlifting is how we will achieve our cellulite banishing goals, but we’re here to tell you to forget what you heard and switch it up. Including these in your daily workouts will help you specifically target cellulite ridden areas. We dug up and found the top workout moves that are proven to banish or at least diminish those trouble zones. Incorporating these exercises will help tone and train the body into getting that skin nice and tight.

Side step with resistance band

Side Step Resistance Band

• Place a resistance band around your shins.
• Stand with feet wide enough where you can feel resistance in the legs, bending knees slightly in a semi squat position
• Take right foot and extend the leg out as far as you can and step to the side.
• Follow with left leg never bringing legs fully together to maintain tension
• Do 3 reps of 10.

Lying leg raises

Lying leg raises

• Lie with your back flat on the ground and hands by your side
• Keep your legs extended and straight
• Lift your legs from the ground until they make a 90 degree angle with the floor.
• Bring legs back to floor moving slow and keeping legs extended.
• Do 2 reps of 25

Toe taps

Top Taps

• Lie flat on your back with your arms placed by your sides
• Position knees and hips to make a 90 degree angle
• Lightly tap your left toe to the floor and return back in your starting position and repeat with right leg
• Do 20 reps ; switch legs

Reverse lunges

Reverse Dumbbell Lunge

• Stand with feet hip width apart keeping both arms at your side
• Find a weight of choice (barbell, dumbbell, etc.)
• Take a lunge backwards keeping knees at a 90 degree angle. Hold this position for 5 seconds.
• Return back at standing position and repeat.
• Do 15 to 20 reps; switch legs

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