8 exercises that can help you get rid of cellulite at home

The cellulite issue happens when there is only fat and not much muscle mass under the skin. It is this fat, which gives the skin this texture. Getting rid of the fat is not the only thing one can do in the struggle against cellulite.

In fact, this issue can be eliminated through the growth of muscle mass by exercising, healthy diet and proper nutrition, external care by getting special anti-cellulite massages and the application of particular remedies.

In order to get rid of cellulite, one should target the precise area affected. The most widespread body parts affected by cellulite are the buttock and the legs, it can also occur on the stomach and even the arms. The skin will be smooth and bumpy. Muscles will be tightened and toned. Carry out these 8 exercises for two weeks, training three days in a row with a one day break.

#1. Hip Extension with Leg Lift

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– Lie on an exercise mat with your knees bent so that your feet are flat on the floor. Raise one leg off the floor and bend your knee up towards your chest. Yhis is the start position.

– Perform the exercise by pushing down through your other heel and pushing your hips up, raising your glutes off the mat. Continue until your hips are in a straight line with your torso. Hold for a count of one.

– Return to the start position by lowering your hip to the floor. Complete all the repetitions for one set before changing legs.

#2. Dumbbell Step-Ups

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– Place a bench in front of you. Hold a pair of dumbbells and stand facing the bench. Brace your core and keep your gaze straight ahead.

– Bring your right knee up and step up on to the bench. Placing all of the effort in your right leg, bring your body up into a standing position on the bench.

– Slowly lower yourself to the starting position and switch legs.

#3. Jump Squats

Jump Squat | Illustrated Exercise Guide

– Stand with your feet hip width apart. Your toes should be pointing straight ahead or only slightly outward. Cross your arms in front of your body, place your hands behind your head or at the sides of your head.

– Keep your weight on your heels and bend your knees while lowering your hips towards the ground as if you are sitting down on a chair. Keep your back straight at all times. Continue until you feel a slight stretch in your quadriceps. Do not let your knees extend out beyond the level of your toes.

– Pause for a count of one. In an explosive movement, drive down through your heels pushing yourself up of the floor with your quads. At the same time extend our arms out above you. Land with your knees slightly bent to absorb the impact.

#4. Pistol Squats

Freeletics Exercises: Pistol Squats

– Stand straight with your feet hip width apart, arms fully extended and your hands by your sides. Raise your left foot from the floor, extending your leg out in front of you. As you do so, raise both arms out in front of you in a smooth arc for balance. This is the start position.

– In a controlled movement, lower your body toward the floor by bending your right knee while pushing your hips back as if sitting down in a chair. Continue this downward movement until your right thigh is parallel to the floor.

– Hold for a count of one. Return to the start position by pushing down through your right heel and straightening your leg. Lower your arms to the start position as you do so.