A anti cellulite exercise, you say ? It seems impossible, my poor lady!
I'm sure it's the dream of many of you. Because it's so hard to get rid of cellulite that many women have given up on it, even among the most athletic ones. However, there may be a solution, not very expensive and more. However, as with everything I offer you, it takes effort.
But I'm sure that, like me, you know that there is no miracle against cellulite.
Table of Contents
- What is cellulite?
- How a foam roller can help you
- Anti cellulite exercise 1 – Buttocks and lower back
- Anti cellulite exercise 2 – The hips
- Anti cellulite exercise 3 – The back of the thighs
- Anti cellulite exercise 4 – The front of the thighs
- What do you think of these anti cellulite exercises
- How to choose your massage roller
What is cellulite?
As well explained by the Women's Journal, the term cellulite is often misused to refer to a localized and deep fat mass which is actually called the steatomy. We can also talk about Orange peel, a fat deposit usually located in the buttocks, hips or thighs.
But since language habits die hard, I'm not going to complicate your life unnecessarily. And then, anyway, if you tell someone "I have a stearomerism problem", they might look with a weird look 😉
This article will therefore keep the dedicated word cellulite.
Lauren Roxburgh is a personal trainer and author of "Taller, Slimmer, Younger." You will see one of these videos at the end of the article.
Lauren explains that the connective tissue in the skin is like a thin layer of plastic wrap that covers the surface of every muscle. When this film is weakened, the underlying fat is able to pass through, creating that unsightly orange-peel phenomenon.
While cellulite can also be caused by hormonal imbalances, of the lymphatic problems or some more serious medical conditions, there are some causes that you can treat easily.
The subcutaneous tissue can be weakened by many things, including dehydration, poor posture, lack of muscle tone, sedentary life, poor blood circulation or simply the effect of aging,” explains Lauren Roxburgh.
But the good news is that there are simple things you can do at home to combat this phenomenon. We will detail in particular 4 anti-cellulite exercises which focus on the most affected parts of the body.
How a foam roller can help you
While spas and medical centers offer more or less effective expensive treatments, natural and inexpensive solutions are often enough to achieve the same results.
A simple and particularly effective method is to use gentle pressure through your own body weight to release the connective tissue of the body. This is exactly what a massage roller can do for you.
This foam roller will help you break up areas of fat in the subcutaneous tissue, stimulate circulation and improve lymphatic drainage. For your treatment to be effective, you must reserve 10 to 15 minutes a day for these exercises for at least 3 weeks.
Here are the four most effective movements with a massage roller.
Anti cellulite exercise 1 – Buttocks and lower back
HOW TO DO IT: Sit on the roller and lean on your left arm behind you with your left palm flat on the mat for stability. Cross your right ankle over your left knee.
Shift your weight slightly to the right hip or buttock and rock gently back and forth. Then, make a few circular movements to promote blood circulation.
Repeat this movement on the other side, left ankle on the right knee and right hand in support.
Anti cellulite exercise 2 – The hips
HOW TO: Lie on the ground sheet with knees bent and feet hip-width apart. Lift your hips off the mat and slide the roller under your hips or sacrum (the end of your spine). Stabilize your bust by spreading your arms as in the photo, palms up.
Lift your knees just above your hips. Gently move your knees to the right and then to the left.
Repeat this movement 8 times on each side.
Anti cellulite exercise 3 – The back of the thighs
HOW TO: Sit on a fitness mat with the roller under thighs or hamstrings. Place your hands on the mat behind you with fingers pointing back for stability and a straight back. Raise your butt off the ground by pushing up on your arms.
Push up on your arms keeping the abdominal strap contracted to roll the massage roller back and forth along your thighs.
Repeat this movement 8 to 10 times.
Anti cellulite exercise 4 – The front of the thighs
HOW TO DO IT: Lie on your stomach, elbows under your shoulders, palms down. Keeping your legs straight, place the roller just above your knees. keep your tight abdominal strap like doing the plank to lift yourself up and protect your back.
Support yourself on your forearms and straighten your legs so that only the massage roller and the forearms are in contact with the floor.
Using the strength of your arms and shoulders, move your body back and forth along the thighs, from the top of the knees to the hips. Inhale when the roller is just above the knees, exhale when it is towards the hips.
Repeat this movement 8 to 10 times.
Here's the Lauren Roxburgh video I promised you at the start. It's in English, but that's not a big deal since the movements are very well presented. Watch carefully how she does it if you don't speak Shakespeare's language:
What do you think of these anti cellulite exercises
Yes, tell me what you think.
- Are you fighting cellulite?
- What have you done to reduce it?
- Have you tried the massage roller?
- Do you know of other anti cellulite exercises that you would add to these 4?
Share your experience by sending me a message on the Contact page (link at the bottom of the site). Your suggestions and opinions are welcome.
Before I finish, I want to share with you this excellent quality video of Fitness Master Class. It does not only show the exercises to fight against cellulite, but you will find them anyway.
For your well-being, I advise you to try the whole session:
How to choose your massage roller
In fact, there are many models. It's hard to say that some are good and some are not. What matters above all is to choose a model that is long enough to be able to do exercises in good conditions. I recommend a massage roller at least 60 cm for ease of use. Indeed, models that are too small will often require you to put them back in place during exercise.
The most effective for drainage and muscle recovery are those equipped with nubs, like the one you see in the last video. It's This one :
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