The dimpling of the skin that often appears on the thighs and buttocks of as many as 85% of all women is often referred to as “cottage cheese thighs.” How can you shed cellulite without expensive and often ineffective wraps, creams, or supplements? Read more to learn the right exercises to reduce cellulite for smoother, firmer, cottage cheese free thighs.
Say goodbye to cottage cheese thighs with the following exercises that target the areas of the body where cellulite tends to occur. Try these exercises that target the butt and thighs, they are the most effective way to reduce cellulite.
Stand with your feet together. Step with your right foot out in front of your left and place your right foot flat on the floor while keeping your left toe on the floor behind you. Slowly bend your right knee and lower your body down toward the floor until your right leg creates a 90-degree angle. Maintain your form as you move downward, and then move straight back up to standing position. Keep your left toe on the floor throughout the movement. Keep your hands on your hips throughout the exercise or hold hand weights for extra resistance. Complete three to four sets of 10 to 12 reps on each leg completing all repetitions on one leg before switching to the other leg.
Rather than standing with your feet hip width apart and your toes forward as if you were doing a squat, scoot your legs out a little wider and point each toe to the adjacent wall (left toes toward the left wall, right toes toward the right wall). Keep the same posture and technique as a regular squat. When you push back up to standing position, squeeze your inner thighs. Complete three to four sets of 10 to 12 repetitions.
Single Leg Bridge Lift
Lie on your back with your legs bent at 45 degrees, feet flat on the floor, and your arms extended at your sides and reaching toward your heels with your palms down on the floor. Begin by extending one leg straight up to the ceiling; push down on the other heel, lifting your hips up about six inches from the floor. Hold, and then slowly lower your body down to the floor. Keep your leg extended as you lift and lower your hips. Complete three to four sets of 10 to 12 repetitions, alternating between legs.
Lie face-up with your arms at your sides. Bend your knees slightly, and raise your legs so they form a 90-degree angle with your body. Place an exercise ball between your knees. Slowly squeeze your legs together against the resistance of the ball as hard as you can, making sure to keep your knees bent slightly. Hold for 3 seconds. Then slowly open back to the starting position. Complete three to four sets of 8-10 repetitions.
For more leg exercises read our article on Sexy Summer Legs at http://creativebioscience.com/blog/sexy-summer-legs/ there are also some great stretching exercises for your legs to complete after finish these exercises!
Latest posts by Mel (see all)
- Be Happier by Living Actively, Laughing More, and Loving Life – October 30, 2014
- To Snack, or Not to Snack: Pre and Post-Workout – October 8, 2014
- The Many Health Benefits of Green Tea – September 23, 2014