2-Week Workout Challenge To Get Rid Of Cellulite

The Best Exercises To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Getting rid of cellulite is what every girl struggles with because, let’s face it, girls, cellulite loves us more than the boys. That is because of the different way the fat, muscles, and the connective tissues are distributed in men and women.

That cottage cheese skin texture that is cellulite can make you feel a little uncomfortable and insecure.

So if you tried different treatments and miraculous creams and didn’t see results, well, that’s because you did it wrong. Exercise is the best natural remedy for cellulite.

You don’t have to panic if you have cellulite, that is just fat under your skin. With the right exercise, you can get rid of that bumpy appearance on your skin. [1]

The Main Causes Of Cellulite

Cellulite can appear when you:

  • Have a slow metabolism;
  • Follow a poor diet;
  • Encounter changes in your hormones;
  • Aren’t an active person;
  • Are dehydrated;
  • Have excess body fat overall.

So avoiding too much fast food and drinking plenty of water is always a good thing, including when fighting with cellulite. [2]

But this isn’t enough to get rid of cellulite.

To make sure that your skin is smooth and cellulite-free you need to do anti-cellulite exercises on a regular basis.

Exercising is the best way to shred the excess fat off and tone your body. And toning your body is what you need to get rid of cellulite.

The main areas you need to focus on in this fight against cellulite are your legs, thighs, and buttocks.

Too much body fat and not enough muscles are what cellulite is all about. This means cellulite is not a cosmetic problem. [3]

So instead of spending all your money on expensive anti-cellulite creams and treatments, you should focus on a well-planned training program to burn body fat and eventually get rid of cellulite.

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite

You don’t need to work out four hours a day or to buy expensive creams and fitness equipment to get rid of cellulite.

All you need to get rid of cellulite are these seven exercises that will help you tighten your muscles and fade away the cellulite from your tights and buttocks.

1. Side-Lying Leg Lift

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Side-Lying Leg Lifts
Side-Lying Leg Lift

This exercise is targeting your entire lower body including these muscle groups: hamstrings, glutes, thighs, side hip flexors, and calves.

Here is how you do it:

  • Lie down on your side and lean on your forearm.
  • Lift your leg off the floor, about 12 inches.
  • Hold this position for 5 seconds, then lower your leg down slowly.
  • Do this move on each side.

Do 2 sets of 15 reps of this exercise on both sides. Keep your abs engaged and squeeze your glutes to make sure this exercise counts as an anti-cellulite action.

If you want to challenge yourself furthermore, you can use a resistance band on your ankles. This will add extra resistance to the regular side-lying leg lift exercise.

2. Glute Bridge

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Glute Bridge
Glute Bridge

This exercise is great to grow your butt and get rid of the cellulite around it.

If you do this workout correctly you should feel the burn in your hamstrings and glutes.

Doing glute bridges regularly can also help you to improve your mobility and strengthen your lower back. It’s not just an anti-cellulite exercise, but it can even alleviate your back pain. [4]

Here is how you do it:

  • Stay on your back with bent knees and your feet flat.
  • Lift your butt until you form a straight line with your hips and shoulders.
  • Hold the bridge position for 30 seconds.
  • Lower back down easily and do it again.

Do 10 reps of the glute bridges and get the most out of this effective glute and hamstring exercise.

3. Sumo Squat

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Sumo Squats
Sumo Squat

With this exercise, you work more your inner thighs and glutes and add some variation to your usual squats.

Strengthen your lower body muscles with this exercise while working on getting rid of the cellulite on your behind.

Here is how you do it:

  • Start in your standard squat position but this time with your legs further apart.
  • Point your toes to the sides.
  • Go down until your thighs are parallel with the floor.
  • Hold the position for a couple of seconds, then get back up and repeat.

Keep your back straight and your abs tight during the entire exercise.

Get more out of this sumo squat exercise by pushing yourself to do 2 sets of 20 reps.

So say goodbye to your regular squats and do this exercise on a regular basis to strengthen more your inner thighs and glutes.

4. Wall Sit

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Wall Sits
Wall Sit

Work on your endurance and strengthen your quadriceps, calves, and glutes with this thighs burner exercise.

Wall sit is an effective anti-cellulite exercise that will help tone your legs and burn off that unaesthetic fat on the thighs.

Here is how you do it:

  • Stand tall and press your back against the wall.
  • Slide down into a squat position by moving your legs forward.
  • Make a 90-degree angle with your knees. Your hamstrings should be parallel with the floor.
  • Hold this position as long as you can.

Try to stay in this position for at least one minute to really engage your thighs, calves, and even your lower abs.

If you want to make it harder, stay on toes. This way you’ll add extra tension in your calves and thighs.

5. Lunge

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Lunges
Lunge

This exercise is easy and very effective. It intensely targets the glutes, hamstrings, calves, and core.

Lunges is the exercise that will get you firm buttocks, improve your balance and coordination, and increase core stability. It also helps you get toned legs that look gorgeous with a short skirt.

Here is how you do it:

  • Stand straight, engaging your core and looking straight ahead.
  • Take a large step forward.
  • Go down so your back knee touches the floor.
  • Your front knee should be above your ankle, forming a 90-degree angle in both knees.
  • Push yourself back into the starting position through the heel of the front foot.
  • Repeat, stepping forward with the other leg.

Make sure you are keeping your abs engaged during the entire exercise. Also, your front knee shouldn’t go over the toes.

Do 2 sets of 15 lunges on each side to tone and tighten your legs and buttocks while working the core too.

6. Donkey Kick

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Donkey Kicks
Donkey Kick

Tone, tighten and strengthen your buttocks with just one easy exercise that mainly targets the glutes: Donkey Kicks.

This exercise will target one side of your buttock at a time and can do wonders for your lower back and hips.

Here is how you do it:

  • Get down on your mat with your hands under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
  • Start lifting up one leg with your knee bent until your knee is at hip level.
  • Now lower your knee without touching the floor.
  • Then to it again with the other leg.

Do 2 sets of 15 reps with each leg if you want to reduce your cellulite and look amazing in shorts this summer.

7. Reverse Lunge

The Best Exercises Against Cellulite - Reverse Lunge
Reverse Lunge

This exercise is quite easy to do but has huge benefits, like increasing your endurance and improving your muscular strength.

Here is how you do it:

  • Stand straight with your hands on your hips.
  • Take a big step backward with one foot.
  • Lower your hips so your front thigh becomes parallel with the floor.
  • Your back knee should form a 90-degree angle, pointing to the floor.
  • Return to your standing position by pressing your front heel into the floor and bringing your back leg forward.

Do 2 sets of 15 repetitions on each side.

The reverse lunge puts less pressure on your knees than a basic lunge, but still tones your leg muscles.

This workout challenges will tone and strengthen your lower body while working on reducing cellulite. Make sure you stick to this challenge at least two weeks to see great results.

20-Minute Workout Challenge To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Foam Rolling Exercises

To have even better results in combating cellulite, foam rolling is a must. It will help you diminish that stubborn cellulite with these effective moves:

1. Front Thighs Roll (30 seconds)

This is what you need to stimulate the circulation from your tight to your butt.

Here is how you do it:

  • Lie on your stomach with your elbows bent under your shoulders and palm flat on the ground.
  • Place the foam roller under your legs, above your knees.
  • Push your body using your arms and go back and forward so that your front thighs are targeted.
  • Repeat this move for 30 seconds.

2. The Butt Roll (30 seconds)

This foam rolling move can help you reduce the thickness of the fat tissue in your butt.

Here is how you do it:

  • Put the foam roller beneath your buttocks and keep the heels on the floor.
  • Use your hands for balance and position them behind you.
  • Rotate your knees to one side while your hips go the other side, left to right.
  • Do this rocking motion at least 30 seconds.

3. Number Four Roll (30 seconds on each side)

Improve the blood flow in your hips and glutes with this easy foam rolling move.

Here is how you do it:

  • Sit on the foam roller with your hands behind you for stability.
  • Cross your right ankle over your left knee so that you form a number four shape with your legs.
  • Roll the foam under your hips and glutes, then switch legs and repeat.
  • Do this move 30 seconds on each side.

By practicing these foam roller moves as an add-on to the main anti-cellulite workout, you will increase your chances of getting rid of cellulite.

Foam Rolling Exercises To Get Rid Of Cellulite
Foam Rolling Exercises To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Do this anti-cellulite workout challenge every day and incorporate these three foam rolling exercises at least two times a week.

Cellulite doesn’t have to be a permanent part of you. So give this 2-week challenge a try and see the results for yourself.