Women are more prone to cellulite because of the structure of their skin which is more of a honeycombed structure compared to men whose skin structure runs horizontally. And it is this honeycombed structure that causes skin to dimple when there is excess fat hence the appearance of cellulites. The problem with cellulite is that it can appear regardless of your age. The good news, however, is that you can actually prevent cellulite from happening by doing the following exercises.
- Side to side. In this workout, you will be targeting your quads, abs, hamstrings, adductors, and abductors. You can do this with dumbbells or none, it’s up to you. Stand straight with your legs at shoulder-width apart, toes pointing outwards to 45 degrees. Make sure that your back remains flat and straight. If you are going to use dumbbells, hold them in each hand and place them at your hips. Take a giant step towards your left with your left foot and bend the knee until your thigh becomes parallel to the floor. Keep your right leg extended. Make sure that your left knee doesn’t go beyond your left toes. Hold for a few seconds then push yourself back up to your first position. Repeat with the other leg.
- Wall squat. The wall squat is another workout that can prevent cellulite from forming. It works your hamstrings, glutes, and quads. Your core is also trained in this exercise which is important as it is the one responsible for your up and down movement. As the name suggests, this exercise requires you to lean against a wall with your feet a few inches away from the wall. Lower yourself into a sitting position and hold it for 30 seconds or more. Go back to your first position and repeat.
- Lying inner leg lift. This exercise will help make the insides of your legs stronger and leaner. You should not move your upper body throughout the exercise. You can practice the movement first before using ankle weights for added resistance. Strap the ankle weights around your ankles then lie on your left side with your head resting on your arm. Your right hand should be placed in front of you to act as support. Bend your right leg and place your right foot in front of your left knee while keeping your left leg extended. Raise your left leg as high as you can manage then hold for a few seconds. Release to go back to your first position. You should do 10 reps first then switch to the other leg and repeat the steps mentioned above.
- Butt lift. Lie down on the floor on your stomach with your knees bent and your heels raised toward the ceiling. Extend your upper arms a bit further from your chest to prop yourself up. Engage your core then raise your knees off the floor by tightening your glutes. Hold this for one count then release. Do 10 reps.