Are you like me, who feels that every morsel of food that goes into the mouth travels to make the hips and thighs its home? Well to people who do not suffer from cellulite, this may seem as a figment of the imagination, however, it is not. A number of women have problems with excess fat, predominantly stored around the hips and thighs, which creates what is commonly known as a ‘pear-shaped’ body. Getting rid of cellulite around this area is a very difficult task, but not an impossible one. It becomes easier if you take the required measures, like if you practice thigh exercises for cellulite. Your diet also plays an important role in cellulite reduction. It is recommended, you reduce the consumption of fatty, fried eatables from your diet and have a fiber rich diet.
Exercises to Get Rid of Thigh Cellulite
Before you start with any of these exercises, it is important, that the body warms up first. Opt for any cardiovascular exercise of your choice. Walking, running, and jogging are exercises which exert a lot of pressure on the thighs, thereby helping you to get rid of excess cellulite.
This thigh slimming exercise can be done with, as well as without weights. Start with one set of 20 counts and then gradually increase the number of sets to three. Stand in a wide stance with your right foot in front of you, so that the thigh of the right leg is parallel to the floor. Now slowly lower your buttocks, till the knee of the left leg is about to touch the floor. When you go down, you will have to take care, that the knees do not buckle forward and the right knee does not go past the toes of the right leg. Slowly come back to the starting position and repeat the exercise. Once the xercise has been repeated 15 times with one leg, repeat the same for the other leg as well.
This is one of the most effective exercise for the outer thighs. Lie down on the floor on your sides to do this exercise. Place your legs straight, stacked one above the other. Then bend the elbow, that is on the floor and support your neck with your hand. The other hand should be placed flat down on the ground in front of your waist. Keep both your legs extended and then lift the leg on top from the hip to toe as far as you can. Hold this position for a few seconds and slowly lower it back to the starting position. Repeat the exercise for 2 sets of 12 repetitions each.
Seated Leg Raise
This is one of the exercises that works the front of the thighs. Sit on a sturdy chair, preferably with arm-rests, so that you can rest your hands on them. Now slowly extend your right leg till it is in line with your thighs and hold for 30 seconds. Then lower your leg and repeat the exercise with the other leg as well.
With this exercise, you will be able to work the back of your thighs. Like in the previous exercise, sit on a sturdy chair with arm-rests. Place your feet on the floor, such that the knees are bent at a 90 degree angle to the ground. Slowly lift your hips off the chair by trying to balance all your weight on your hands. When you lift yourself, do not forget to activate your core. Lift your body up, till it represents the shape of a bridge. Hold in this position for a minimum of 30 seconds before you return slowly to the starting position. Repeat the exercise.
This is the most effective of all the thigh exercises for cellulite. To do this exercise stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your buttocks, so that your thighs are parallel to the floor, but make sure your knees do not go past your toes and that they also do not buckle inwards. Hold the position for 30 seconds, before you come back to the starting position.
Apart from these thigh exercises, you can also add some yoga and Pilates exercises to your workout routine. When you get used to these exercises, you can add weights to your exercises, to give it the effect of strength training. You can also make use of resistance bands and stability ball exercises. At the same time, it is important, that you do not concentrate only on your legs and practice exercises for other parts of the body.