By Batista Gremaud
Cellulite is more common in women than men and becomes more visible as people age. Several factors can contribute to the development of cellulite, including genetics, diet, and lifestyle.
Cellulite is most commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks, and stomach and is caused by a build-up of fat cells beneath the skin. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner, making cellulite more visible.
Several treatments can temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, including massage, topical treatments, body wraps, and laser therapy.
While there is no guarantee that these treatments will eliminate cellulite, they help improve the skin's appearance.
A reliable way to make your cellulite look like a million bucks is to modify what you eat and form a habit of resistance training.
The first step in solving the cellulite problem is to reduce the underlying fat stores, which may be accomplished through diet.
STEP 1: Cleanse and detox
When you detox and eat a healthy diet, you reduce cellulite by eliminating toxins and extra waste in your body. In addition, eating a healthy diet improves circulation and lymphatic drainage and promotes a healthy body weight.
Various foods, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, are suitable for detoxing.
Fruits and vegetables are especially good for detoxing because they are high in fiber and antioxidants, which help to rid the body of toxins and improve overall health.
Whole grains are also suitable for detoxing because they contain fiber and nutrients that help to cleanse the body and improve digestive health.
Lean proteins are also beneficial for detoxing because they repair and build muscle tissue, preventing future toxins from entering the body.
Drinking water is essential for detoxifying the body and eliminating cellulite. When the body is adequately hydrated, the lymphatic system functions optimally and flushes out toxins. Adequate water intake also improves circulation and reduces fluid retention, further reducing cellulite's appearance.
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However, decreasing fat deposits and detoxifying is not enough. The skin may still stay soft and saggy and look even more dimpled because there is less substance to give it shape.
Step 2: Build muscles
In addition to reducing excess fat and detoxifying, it is essential to replace lost muscle tissue through targeted exercises. The most potent activity for cellulite reduction is strength training. Why? To replace muscle tissue and reduce fat stores simultaneously. By doing so, it is possible to eliminate soft spots and experience a firm musculature that enhances physical fitness and personal appearance.
A taut and toned appearance can be achieved only when firm and fit muscles are developed.
As a bonus, strength training accelerates fat loss because strength-training exercise burns many calories during the workout and continues to burn a substantial number of calories after each training session to replenish the anaerobic energy system.
Women over forty can rebuild lean muscle mass, provided they train on a proven system capable of stimulating the deep underlying muscle fibers responsible for muscle growth.
Strength training exercises that help reduce cellulite's appearance include:
Note: Always use a Foam Barbell Pad to protect your spine when squatting with a bar over the shoulders. People who suffer from back and neck pain or want to avoid such problems in the future years can substitute squats with leg presses.
A comprehensive cellulite elimination program could potentially look like the following:
3 sets of 8 repetitions of warm-up / low weight followed by
3 sets of 8 repetitions of increased weight, followed by
2 sets of 4 repetitions at maximum weight
Followed by hip abduction, leg curls, and deadlift
4 sets of 8 repetitions each, at a comfortable weight and increasing the weight as you get stronger.
To stimulate the muscle fibers that build enough muscle mass to fill the cellulite pocket holes, you must increase your strength and lift heavier weights progressively.
Unfortunately, lightweight will not do the trick.
While the recommendations above are indispensable for solving the cellulite problem, failing to address the upper body equally will result in an unbalanced physique.
Turn your cellulite into success by using it as a motivation for a healthier lifestyle.
You will look and feel like a million bucks!
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Batista Gremaud is the CEO and president of Dr. Fitness International, International Body Designer, Strength Training Expert, No1 Best Selling author of Feminine Body Design, Empowering Fitness For A Pain-Free Life, co-creator of the Feminine Body Design online strength training mentoring system, co-host of the Esoteric Principles of Bodybuilding, and producer of the Dr. Fitness USA’s show; Recipient of the most outstanding fitness program 2019 by The Winners Circle, Mastermind at Sea.
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