There are various factors such as genetics, hormones, and bad circulation for cellulite and we can all agree that it’s not a pleasant condition at all. Since, the cellulite tends to accumulate on your butt and legs, here are some moderately heavy strength moves to sculpt and smooth your lower body parts.
Just incorporate this butt and leg workout into your fast cellulite-fighting routine.
Here’s how it works:
Do 2 sets of each exercise for the number of reps given below. If you do all your reps but don’t feel burned out, tack on another five (per side if needed). Rest 15 seconds between exercises. Do this workout 3 days a week.
Equipment: 2 sets of dumbbells, one heavier set (15 or 20 lbs) and one lighter set (8 to 12 lbs).
Total Workout Time: 30 minutes.
Lateral Goblet Lunge
Stand with your feet together. Grab a heavier dumbbell and hold it vertically by one end with both hands at chest height. Keep your left leg straight and both feet pointing forward, then step with your right leg as far as possible, bending knee and lowering hips deeply. Push off right foot to return to start. Do 20 reps. Switch sides and repeat.
Dumbbell Curtsy Lunge
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Grab a lighter dumbbell in each hand with arms by sides. Keep your hips and shoulders square, step left leg behind and across right leg, while bending both knees 90 degrees. Push off left foot to return to start. Switch sides and repeat. Do 20 reps.
Goblet Plié Squat
Stand with your feet wide and toes turned out. Grab a heavier dumbbell and hold it vertically by one end with both hands at chest height. Start to squat, while pushing your knees out to the sides. Return to start. Do 20 reps.
Lie on the floor with, bend your knees and put your feet flat. Grab a heavier dumbbell and hold it horizontally on hips with both hands. Start to lift your hips, while squeezing knees inward, and hold for 3 seconds. Then lower hips to return to starting position. Do 20 reps.
Heavy Lying Abduction
Lie on the floor on your left side with torso lifted. Put your left forearm on the floor perpendicular to body, with legs stacked with one lighter weight resting above your right knee. Your right hand should be resting loosely on weight. Start to lift your right leg and hold for 3 seconds. Then lower leg to return to starting position. Do 20 reps. Switch sides and repeat.
Single-Leg Dead Lift
Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Grab a lighter weight in each hand with palms turned toward the body and weights resting on thighs. Lift left leg a couple of inches off the floor. Start to hinge forward from hips, lowering torso toward the floor and extending weights down close to legs as you extend your straight right leg behind you until body forms a T. Slowly return to starting position. Do 15 reps. Switch sides and repeat.