Big deal, you have some Butt Cellulite. This post if for the buff babes who are worried about having cellulite on their legs or butts. Ladies, I’ve never met a woman who didn’t have cellulite somewhere on their lower half. These pictures you see in magazines, on the internet, and on television of perfectly flawless women are most likely airbrushed and photoshopped. ou can’t walk around life airbrushed. Just go to a popular beach and you will see women of all ages, shapes, and sizes with cellulite.
There are some good, well-formulated creams out there that can help you lose or disguise cellulite, but please don’t resort to dangerous plastic surgery just because you have a few dimples. If you’ve been working out and dieting, and still can’t get rid of that patch, or patches, of cellulite, don’t worry. Every other woman at the gym who you think is in good shape has cellulite. Take a look at the following pictures for some examples of women who are tight and toned, but still have a little bit of cellulite.
All of these women look great AND have cellulite on their legs and butts. It’s not the end of the world.
Cellulite is natural. You women are supposed to have more fat on you, and in certain places, to be able to keep this species going. Real women aren’t flawless.
Here is a list of exercises you can do to help combat cellulite:
- This first exercise is aimed at improving circulation of the back-of-thigh area. It tones & tightens, & is effective.
Kneel down on the floor. Tilt your body forward so that your elbows also touch the floor. You should now have formed a kind of arch. Straighten your back. Lift three of your legs up behind you. Let it be in a straight line with your back. Now slowly lift it higher so that it forms an angle with the floor. By doing this, you’re using the hamstrings which run from the bottom of your pelvis to below your knee.
- Isometric exercises are those where you muscles contract, but do not go through their range of motion. The great part about these exercises is that you can do them while sitting at work, standing in line at your local coffee shop or watching television.
Basically contract the muscles in the areas of your body that have cellulite, namely your hips, thighs & buttocks. Ensure that you keep your abdominal muscles tightened & that you continue to breathe through your nose. Hold the contraction for 30 seconds & then gently release.
You can do another isometric exercise called ‘The Plank’, lying on the floor with your feet on a firm chair. Keeping your shoulders & forearms on the floor, lift the remainder of your body so that it forms a diagonal line from your feet to the floor. Hold this for ten seconds, & then gently lower yourself to the floor. Try to do at least two sets of 10 repetitions each day.
- Don’t forget the cardio. A combination of muscle training and cardiovascular activity is critical to burn excess fat and cellulite. The options with cardio are limitless and you should pick a couple of different activities you enjoy. Inside activities include treadmill walking/jogging, stationary bicycle, mini-trampoline jumping, etc. Outdoors activities include walking, walking, tennis, inline skating, basketball and lots of others.
Here are some dieting tips to help you combat cellulite:
- Some foods may make cellulite appear worse. None of us need that so it is best you limit your intake of these foods or avoid them all together. The worst offenders include alcohol (which dehydrates your body), refined foods (including foods high in artificial additives and sweeteners), soda, and eating a diet overly high in animal protein.
- Cellulite diet on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKv1QwNvbyk
- Expel Toxins. The lymphatic process needs to be functioning properly to help the body flush out toxins, another major cause of cellulite. And antioxidants can be a sizable help here. So include lots of fruits packed with antioxidants such as fruits from the citrus relatives, kiwifruit, strawberries and raspberries. Iodine has been found to be helpful in draining toxins. Iodine-rich foods include pears, nori and kelp.