Cellulite Exercises – Combinationations And Tips

By Patricia | April 14, 2009
Cellulite Exercises & Tips

Many people, irrespective of their weight, often find uneven dimpled skin that vaguely resembles the texture of an orange peel, on their thighs, buttocks, hips, and calves. This is commonly termed as cellulite and occurs not just due to obesity but also due to poor circulation that weakens the connective tissue shaping the fatty deposits. This connective tissue deforms in shape due to improper circulation and hence gives the orange peel texture to the skin. Cellulite is stubborn and not easy to get rid of unless you follow the right combinations of exercise. The best exercise to get rid of cellulite combines a cardiovascular routine with specific exercises for cellulite. Cardiovascular exercises help increase blood circulation to the affected regions, and these exercises tone and tighten the tissue and muscles of that region. The following exercises are ideal exercises to get rid of cellulite. Combine them with a 30 minute walk or jog, or any other form of cardiovascular exercise such as cycling, swimming or skipping to increase their effectiveness.

Prone Cycling (or Dwichkrikasan): Lie down on a yoga mat and place your hands on the side. Extend your legs vertically till they form 90 degrees with the floor plane. Point your toes away from the body till you feel a gentle stretch behind your knees. Begin cycling by pushing the alternate legs away from your abdomen and then bringing them back in a clockwise or anti clock wise direction. Do this routine for 5 minutes ensuring that you make big and complete circles. To increase intensity and effect cycle with both legs together.

Padvrutasan: This is another form of the previous exercise. The posture remains the same, except you cycle with one leg in the plane perpendicular to the ground. So, in effect if you are lying down, you lift your leg to about 30 degrees and make circles in the vertical plane, for instance on a wall for 50 counts. Then repeat with the other leg. This can be done with both the legs simultaneously.

Dog Kicks: Stand on your knees and bend your elbows and touch the ground on all fours. Lift one leg up parallel to the ground and hold your position for 25 counts. Repeat this with the other leg. In the similar pose, fold your leg so that your thigh is parallel to the ground and the calf perpendicular to it and upwards. In that pose, bring the knee towards the abdomen and then back to the original position. Repeat for 25 counts and then follow through with the other leg.

These are compound exercises that target the hips, buttocks and the abdomen and hence, are highly effective. But do not forget to go for that walk or jog since that is most crucial to improving oxygen levels and blood circulation in the affected regions and help reduce fat deposits and tone the muscles.

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