Building up of cellulite is a skin condition which gives the surface of the skin bump-like, dimpled and rough appearance. A lot of factors affect this condition. One of which is age. Another is gender. Cellulite appears more on women than on men. Another important factor that contributes to the emergence cellulite is unhealthy diet. Therefore, a well-balanced diet is a manifestation that there are no excess of body fat which contributes to cellulite.
The condition is not serious, but for the most part, may have an effect on the self-esteem of anyone who is affected by the development of cellulite. This is especially because women who are nine times more affected than men.
Role of Exercise on Thigh and Knee Cellulite Reduction
Doing exercise helps in the reduction of the appearances of cellulite, on the thighs and knees especially. Start taking steps in reducing the appearances of the unnecessary and non-pretty cellulite. Do the thigh exercises.
It is very hard entirely getting rid of cellulite but the following work-out routines may help.
Exercise #1: Lower Body Cardio
Any kind of cardio exercises involving the bending of the knees will help in the burning of the fats located on the legs and all over the body. Do cardio 3-4 days in a week for at least 45 minutes. Examples of cardio are: biking, elliptical training, power walking, rowing, running, stair climbing, spinning, and versa climbing.
Exercise #2: Dumbbell Squats
The dumbbell squats exercise work for quadriceps and hamstrings plus the addition of the targeting the butt. This is done by standing with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. At your sides are the dumbbells. The back should be kept straight and the core firm and fixed. Bend your knees. Stand and repeat the moment your thighs happen to get parallel to the floor. Do it with 10-15 repetitions.
Exercise #3: Lunges
What work the glutes, hamstrings and quads are lunges. Hold dumbbells at your sides. Make a forward step using your left foot with your legs in a stance with is staggered. Bend your knees to be able to lower your body down. Stand back up when your right knee is an inch above the floor and your left thigh parallels with the floor. Switch sides after having done a set of at least 12 repetitions.
Exercise #4: One Leg Split Lunges
A bench or an exercise ball will be needed in the kind of routine called one leg split lunges. The lunges’ aim is to work the whole of the thigh area. Step your left foot forward after placing the top of your right foot on the topmost part of the ball. Bend your left knee to lower yourself down with your core tight and your back straight. Stand up once the floor and your left thigh is already parallel to each other along with your right knee already an inch above the floor. Do this for at least 12 repetitions and then switch sides. You also need to make sure that your front knee does not go past your toes whenever you lower your body down.
Keep in mind that reducing cellulite appearance does not happen with a blink of an eye. Religiously follow these work-outs and gradually notice the disappearances of cellulite on the thighs and knees.