Fitness

The Best 20 – Minute Workout to Target Cellulite

Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

Target your hips, thighs, and stomach with these five exercises that tone and strengthen the troublesome spots where cellulite likes to linger. Combine these moves with a healthy diet and cardio work and you’ll be breaking out the bikini in no time. The best part: it takes only 20 minutes, 3 days a week.

QUICK TIP: Avoid crash dieting; it can make cellulite worse. When you lose weight quickly, you lose muscle tissue—the stuff that makes your legs and butt look toned and smooth.

THE CELLULITE SOLUTION EXERCISE PLAN

Follow this 3-step, 20-minute program 3 days a week, and watch those ripples disappear.

Step 1: Cardio Warm up with 2 minutes of moderate walking, cycling, or stair-climbing (you can use indoor stationary machines). Increase intensity for 8 minutes. Work vigorously enough to be breathing hard but still able to talk in short sentences. Lower the intensity, and cool down for 2 minutes.

Step 2: Strength Do one set of 10 to 15 repetitions of each of the following exercises, using a heavy enough weight to fatigue the muscles. (This is essential for optimum muscle building in these areas.)

Your muscles are fatigued when you feel as though you can’t do even one more repetition. When you can easily complete 15 reps, increase the weight slightly. Work slowly, counting 2 seconds to lift and 4 seconds to lower.