What exercises will help reduce cellulite on my glutes and hamstrings?
I am in pretty good shape and exercise regularly but nothing seems to help with the cellulite.
Cellulite can be one of the most frustrating aspects to losing weight. You may find yourself losing weight everywhere but the cellulite still persists. Ridding your body of cellulite involves a combination of High Intensity Interval Training and a proper diet.
In conjunction with a strength training program, you need to be incorporating a high intensity cardiovascular workout. This is where HIIT comes in. HIIT involves taking a set number of compound bodyweight-based exercises, typically 8 to 10, and performing them in rapid succession. Once the last exercise is complete, take a 60 to 90 second break and begin again. Complete 2 to 3 sets for beginners and 4 to 6 sets for advanced lifters. Perform a HIIT program 2 to 3 times a week along with your normal strength training. A sample HIIT program would look something like this:
Exercise will help to win the battle against cellulite but eating a proper diet will guarantee you win the war. Here are a few helpful tips to help you in the kitchen and beyond:
- Eat small, equally portioned meals of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Start with breakfast then continue eating every 2 to 3 hours.
- Avoid sugary, processed, and fried foods as they directly contribute to cellulite.
- Drink your water! 8 glasses per day is still the golden standard. Water helps every system in the body and will flush out toxins.
- Don't forget about your sleep. 6 to 8 hours per night will allow your body the rest it needs, while releasing fat burning repair hormones.