There are certain cardio exercises that will improve cellulite. It is just a case of knowing what exercise to do and how often. When we understand what causes cellulite it suddenly makes sense why cardio would work for reducing it.
Cellulite is caused by fat pushing on, and weakening tissues in areas like your thighs, buttocks and stomach. The weakened tissue allows bulges of fat to squeeze through, causing the lumpy, dimpled look of cellulite. It’s not caused by a special kind of fat, it is the same as body fat found throughout your body.
This is good news!
We know fat can be reduced by working out and doing weight training. But we will focus on cardio exercises to improve cellulite quickly and easily.
What type of cardio exercises should I do?
The short answer is: anything that gets you moving and your heart pumping fast. But you may want to read the rest of this article to get some ideas and tips anyway.
The following types of cardio will do the trick:
- Classes designed to burn fat like Zumba or Taebo
- Cycling, either stationary or outside
- Swimming: a low impact exercise that’s gentle on your joints
- Jogging or simple walking if you are unfit to begin with
Or you could focus on lower body workouts such as kickboxing and using a stair-climbing machine in an attempt to focus on your legs and buttocks if these are your problem areas. So you may want to avoid the rowing machine if cellulite reduction is your goal.
If you focus on your lower body your legs, thighs, calves and buttocks will be worked on. You will build a layer of muscle which will tone your legs and strip off fat at the same time.
You can’t spot reduce fat, but working on your lower body will tone up the area. Plus muscle burns off calories even while you are resting.
How Intense Should My Cardio Be?
How hard you should workout and push yourself depends largely on your age and fitness level. If you aren’t used to exercise in general then it will take a while to build up your stamina and intensity. Also, if you are a 50 year old woman what seems intense will be easier for a 20 year old (sorry!).
Ideally your cardio sessions should be short and as intense as possible. Take an hours walk if you have to, but the best way to burn fat and therefore improve cellulite is by carrying out short, intense 20-30 minute workouts where you sweat,pant and give your all.
Is There a Better Way to Reduce Cellulite?
Exercise and diet will go some way towards improving cellulite, but for maximum results you should use a good topical cellulite product such as a gel or cream. These can help to improve the appearance of cellulite, and some even work to reduce the fat that causes cellulite.
My top rated cellulite product is called Procellix. It contains an ingredient that bodybuilders often use to strip off the last remaining bits of fat from their body before a competition. It does so in a safe and effective way.