3 of the Best Exercises to Reduce Cellulite

Jun 17, 2015 at 12:44 pm |
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Cellulite is always a hot topic among women (if only men understood). How come even heavier men don’t get craters like us?

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I cardio’d myself to death and though I was slim, but I still had cellulite. But then I found that these three moves really helped. When I am faithful with these three exercises, it helps that back side perk up and those thighs stop fighting each other for more room under a skirt (you know what I mean).

Three Moves to Help Battle Cellulite:

1. Squats


Some people love “leg day,” but not me! The main thing about squats is doing them safely. You know when the weight is too heavy. Because of the support of the machine, Smith Machines are a great way to start. However, if you have never worked with heavy weights start with body weight squats as they are great and you can knock out plenty of reps. Heavier weight and lower reps on the weighted squats are the secret sauce. You should only be able to crank out 6-8 reps with #7 and #8 being difficult! Lifting weights oxidizes more fat then straight cardio, especially when it comes to celly!

2. Stairs/Weighted Step Ups


Oh that dreaded stair master. When we were on the Biggest Loser, they loved to put us on the stair master. We did sprints but also did slow and steady. Once you get the stair master (well, mastered) the weighted step up is a perfect alternative. Using free weights, down at your sides, step up 10 times on each leg on a weight bench. Make sure to keep your back straight and your core tight. This movement is about control! Back to the stair master. After a hard leg workout, it is a great way to wrap up the leg torture for 10 minutes, if you can stand it!

3. HIIT Training


I am so happy I no longer have to be on the treadmill for 60 minutes to burn cals. (NEWS FLASH: I am not a runner!). Runner’s high? After triathlons, marathons, endless 5k’s, NEVER ONCE had I had an experienced like this. When I started HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training) I realized my body loved it. When I stop doing that for awhile, my body doesn’t love it! We even did sprints with Jillian on the ranch. Try on the treadmill or outside, 30 seconds of all out sprinting with 1 minute of walking. If you can’t do that cut the sprint time to 15 seconds and build up. If you can do this 10 times even twice a week, you will set your body up for burning success and this will aid in that cellulite reduction.

Also, don’t forget….

***Kitchen Time***

Unfortunately, cellulite LOVES a bad diet full of sugar, calories, fat, and starchy carbs; not to mention, foods high in sodium that aid in dehydration. Keeping your diet clean and staying properly hydrated makes a big difference! Gotta fuel these workouts people and exercise your right for a clean diet! We like to follow the 80/20 rule: healthy 80% of the time, 20% indulge (except on vacay of course!) Then, it’s on!!

What are your tips for banishing cellulite? Oh, and I have tried every cream and crazy wrap. Bottom line: don’t waste those precious dolla bills on those products!

xo,
Hannah

Want to finally say goodbye to that cellulite? You need to try these three moves…