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Exercises to Get Rid of Cellulite: How to Naturally Remove Cellulite

Updated on May 3, 2012

Exercises to get rid of cellulite

If you've been trying to get rid of cellulite, you may have come across many different "miracle" products that claim to help to get rid of that unsightly orange peel skin. They include pills, creams, bathing liquids or additives, brushes, body wrap treatments, various gimmicky devices, and - of course - plastic surgery.

Some of these product may temporarily make the skin look a little smoother, but as far as getting rid of those bumps - they do not deliver what they promise. Unfortunately, there are no quick-fix solutions to the cellulite problem, no instant cures to give you the freedom to wear sexy swimwear, snazzy little shorts, and feel beautiful when naked. But the good news is - it is possible to get rid of cellulite using old-fashioned methods of healthy living habits, healthy diet and the right exercise routine. Given below are a few thigh and butt exercises that will shape up any unshapely behind.

How to Naturally Remove Cellulite with Exercise

There are a lot of exercises out there the key is to do them on a regular basis and mix up your routine. Warm-up and stretching is very important because it keeps your muscles lean.

Select any aerobic exercise that focuses on your legs. It will speed up you bun improvement too. Brisk walking, stair-climbing, the treadmill, biking, and stationary biking are some excellent choices. Pilates and Ashtanga yoga when done regularly can be very effective for reducing cellulite. Use some ankle weights for added resistance. To achieve a bat-burning effect, you need to do them at least three times a week for 30-40 minutes. Anything less and the changes will be minimal. Of course, more than three times is even better.

Great Exercises for Legs and Butt To Reduce Cellulite and Get in Shape

Simple, old-fashioned exercises, such as lunges and squats, are great for targeting the legs and you don't need any fancy exercise equipment, just your own body weight. These two exercises alone done at least three times a week can greatly tone your muscles. Always warm up your entire body and especially tight region.

Squats: Squatting is a great exercise, highly recommended for shaping, toning, and strengthening your butt area and thighs. Yes, it's a fact, most women do not like to squat. While the reasons are many, the truth is they are hard! However, with squatting, results come faster than with any other leg exercise. They also place a large work load on your body, consuming a large amount of calories and cranking up your body's fat-burning activity. When done for an extended period of time regularly, they provide lasting physical change - which means even when you stop exercising for a while, your legs will keep their enhanced appearance.

Stand with your feet a little wider than shoulder width apart, with your toes pointed slightly outward. Put your hands on your hips or allowing them to hang by your sides. Keeping your head up and back straight, and on the inhale, slowly bend your knees and lower yourself until your tights are below parallel. While squatting down, keep looking straight ahead and allow your upper body to bend forward a little. Then, contracting your gluteus muscles, slowly stand up again, while breathing out. Repeat 8-12 times per set. For greater intensity - and faster results, use some weights, for example by holding dumbbells in your hands.

Plie Squat: Stand with your feet wide apart, with your toes pointing outwards, and hands on your hips. Bend your upper body forward a little, bend your knees and keep going down until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor. Do not arch your back and don’t lean too much forward. Then, squeezing your inner thighs and butt, slowly go up again. Do this 8-12 times. You can use some weights if you wish.

Lunges:This is another effective exercise for firming and toning the muscles of the thighs and butt. Keep your head up and chest out. You may want to hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands for more intensity.

Stand with your feet slightly apart, and then take a big step forward with your right leg, making sure to keep the leg centered on top of the ankle. Make sure that you knee does not extend beyond your toes to prevent excessive pressure being put on tendons of the knee. The back leg should almost be straight. Then push strongly back to the starting position, so that your feet are together again. Use the rear leg to balance yourself while working the muscles of your front leg to power through the movement. Repeat 8-12 times with the same leg, and then switch to the other leg.

Reverse Leg-Lifts: Get down on the floor on your hands and knees. Then lift one leg up, with the heel toward the ceiling and your knee bent at a 90 degree angle, until the thigh is parallel to the floor. Then slowly lower the leg back into position. Repeat 8-12 times, and then switch legs. You can use ankle weights to add intensity.

Step Ups: Stand in front of a low bench or step. Step up on it with your right leg, bringing up the left foot after getting on. Then, step down with your right foot, with the left foot following it down. Repeat 8-12 times, and then switch legs. You can use weights to add intensity to the exercise.

To read more about best butt exercises and other exercises to get rid of cellulite, visit my blog. If you like working out with fitness equipment, then an elliptical workout machine is a great way to lose weight and decrease appearance of cellulite. I'm also a big fan of tennis - it's definitely a great exercise to get rid of unwanted fat. If you don't have a partner, consider buing a tennis ball machine, such as a tennis tutor machine.

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      Valdis Leung 17 months ago

      One of the best way to get rid of cellulite naturally with DermalMD Cellulite Cream, and i love this this cellulite cream. Smells good. absorb quickly and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft.

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      ace 6 years ago

      I agree. This hub is very helpful.

      Cellulite is also known as deep pockets of fat. These pockets of fatty tissues push against the skin and make the surrounding skin look uneven and ugly. I guess the reason why women are obsessed w/ this but it doesn't mean that they are not concern w/ their health. Cellulites are fats so if they are obsess with it they are health/physically conscious.

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      Ask_DJ_Lyons 7 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

      This is a great hub! I am going to include a link to it on a hub I am currently writing as I think it will be a really helpful resource for my readers. Thanks!

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      guy1973 7 years ago from victoria

      I think quite a lot of people are concerned about cellulite as it disfigure the appearance of the skin making it look lumpy. I my self have written a couple of post about it. many people uses only cellulite cream and expect if to work effectively, but when combined with a great exercise routine, it is then that one will achieve remarkable result. Great article joanna

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      Peter Schermack 7 years ago from New Jersey

      I have to admit I don't get this obsession that some women have about cellulite. I mean, there are so many things to worry about that are far more important - health, weight loss (if you are overweight). But I guess it's really important to some people to look great in the bikini :-)