COACHING: Cellulite, I don’t like it!

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As you some of you may know, we have a feature on our Face Book Page.
You can personally ask us any Motivation, Nutrition or Coaching question and we will pick the most popular and explain it here on our Blog page and Newsletter.

 

Facebook question: “How do I get rid of my cellulite, I don’t like it!”

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Ok this was a very popular question; Women who are trying to get rid of cellulite are often willing to try anything, but the truth of the matter is there is no one-time cure for cellulite. No matter how much you diet and exercise you will never be successful in getting rid of all your cellulite forever, but you can certainly reduce the appearance of cellulite and maintain a better appearance.

Cellulite, also known as adiposis edematosa, or in layman’s language, “cottage cheese skin”, is the deposition of subcutaneous fat against the skin’s connective tissue. It gives a lumpy appearance to the thighs, abdomen or buttocks.

As women start to age, their bodies start to develop fat deposits, especially around the thighs, butt, and waist area, as well as in the upper arms. In addition to developing these extra fat deposits, many women also start to have problems with cellulite, which they often feel looks quite unsightly and makes them feel self-conscious. If you are one of these women, one of the best ways to make a change is to start doing exercises for cellulite. By starting a cellulite exercise regime you can not only make these troubles areas thinner and more toned, but also reduce the amount of cellulite that you have.

What is under the skin

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How to know whether you have cellulite

You can check whether you have cellulite by simply pinching the skin around your upper thigh. If it is a bit lumpy in appearance, you should assume that you probably have it. Various factors determine whether you have cellulite or to what extent you’ll get it. Genes, gender, your age, the amount of fat in your body, the degree of thickness of your skin are the main determinants of the amount of cellulite you’ll have or how visible it will be.

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Can you pinch an inch?

 

What causes cellulite is not of great importance because anyone can have it, including top models and pro’ athletes. Basically, there are no miracle products or treatments known to make the condition go away. Some of them only help in reducing its appearance for a little while but they are not effective in the long term.

How to reduce cellulite?

If you want to reduce the amount of cellulite under your skin, the best remedy is to decrease the amount of excess subcutaneous fat in your body. This can only be achieved by routine exercise that combines strength training and aerobic exercise. Regular exercising and a good eating regime come in handy as in our opinion the best solution to eliminate cellulite, because you can burn away excess subcutaneous body fat through exercise. Exercise may also help prevent new cellulite from forming because exercise burns the excess calories that can turn into fat when processed by your body.

If you plan to try to use exercise to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, certain exercises are going to work better than others do, applying proven techniques like the ones we use on our clients when exercising is essential. Here are SOME of the best cellulite reducing exercises that we use with our clients to dramatically help reduce the appearance of cellulite in the problem areas.

Number one: Squats

Squats are one of the best cellulite exercises that you can do at home and at your gym, because it works a variety of different muscles groups. To begin a squat you want to stand with your feet shoulder widths apart. While contracting your stomach muscles you will want to slowly lower your body, similar to sitting down in a chair. You want to go down as far as your body will allow you, but the perfect position is where your knees are at a 90-degree angle and your knees should be behind your toes. Once you achieve the position slowly stand back up, but do not lock your knees in place. You will want to repeat this about 14times for one set, you can do a total of 3 sets, building up gradually, as you get stronger to continue your progress you can incorporate weights.

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Number two: Lunges

Lunges are another great exercise that focuses on the bottom half of your body, which is where most cellulite problem areas normally are. This exercise can help tone and firm muscles in the lower body, including the glutes, calves, hamstrings and quadriceps. To begin a lunge you will want to stand with your feet again shoulder widths apart with your hands to your sides. Many of our clients find focusing on something in front of them helps with the lunge because it prevents them from moving their head and loosing their balance. Once you are in position you will need to step forward one to two feet with the leg of your choosing. Now bend your knee until it is sitting over the top of your foot, but make sure it doesn’t go past your toes. While bending your knee over your foot the back heel of the opposite leg should be lifting off the ground so that your knee is moving towards the ground. You want to continue pushing yourself forward until both of your knees are at a 90-degree angle with the floor. Place all of your weight on the heel of your feet and hold the position for a few seconds. Slowly bring yourself to a standing position and repeat the move with the other leg. You will want to do about 14 lunges for each leg, work up to 3 sets.

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Cellulite gets worse due to lack of regular exercising, as the muscles need to be structurally strong and flexible. Failure to this will result in the fatty layer below the skin developing a bumpy texture, which is visible as cellulite. Performing the correct exercises the correct way, is one of the ways to effectively eradicate cellulite. We all should be aware that getting your nutrition correct will always give you an advantage in fighting cellulite.


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