Post # 1
I’m an average size female, slender and thin in my upper body, but then there’s my thighs. I’ve NEVER had thin or toned thighs…even running cross country and track in high school! I’ve always had cellulite in the back of my thighs. Well, now that I’ve hit 30 (and I’m not exaggerating) it’s showing up on the front of my thighs! I work out (T-25 5 days a week) and I eat everything in moderation. I drink tons of water. I feel like I could get liposuction, do squats and lunges all day, use wraps, and cellulite cream and STILL have cellulite. <br />Anyone else this way? It’s embarrasing, especially during pool parties. And, I haven’t worn shorts in years. It’s genetics…but, any advice?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
el.mc.568: Cellulite is unfortunately one of those things that are mainly genetics. I had the same thing and I have been training for years. I found that it was bad fat deposits that has stayed on from when I was younger and not as healthy but when I went very strict and implemented a few changes sis see a dramatic improvement. A few things that worked for me:
No alcohol (or very little on special occasions only)
Lower sugar and salt intake
Lowering bad fats and increasing good fats
Ensuring you have a good intake of vitamins and minerals
Lower you starchy carb intake, replace with fiber rich and vitamin rich veggies
Also, when training try to focus on high impact, explosive excercises such as squat jumps, jumping lounges, burpees, box jumps and combinations that use a lot of mucle groups at the same time. It’s the best way to build lean muscle and increase your metabolism and fat burn.
Note though that there is no magical way of loosing cellulite, but these tips should at least improve the look of them.
Post # 3
el.mc.568: As someone who suffers from cellulite in the same area (thigh cellulite no matter WHAT) I just want to say I feel your pain! Everything I’ve learned about cellulite is that there is truly very little you can do to get rid of it but that most women – even those who are very thin and/or fit like yourself- have some form of cellulite on their bodies. It does not correspond to weight and exercise is not as effective as you would think at getting rid of it. Most remedies are temporary at best (massage, creams, etc.) and I’ve tried them all.
I am also in good shape and exercise, but will forever have a big booty and thighs. I used to refuse to wear shorts in the summer and would wear coverups over my butt/thighs. But then I realized that I was sick of sweating all summer long and saw other women with thick thighs rockin’ shorts and not thinking twice about it. And they looked great! So guess what? It took me 25 years, but I said f*** it and now I wear super cute shorts, sun dresses and no coverups. My thighs may not be thin or cellulite free, but they are strong and healthy. Accepting that part of my body has been a more fulfilling, long term solution than creams, etc and I wear whatever the hell I want.
I know that’s probably not the advice you were looking for, but…
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Post # 5
Cellulite is all about blood flow. Check out the MELT method. I find this really helps 🙂
Post # 6
Daily running worked for me
Post # 7
Ahhh… Cellulite. The great equalizer. Regardless of weight, we all store fat in different spots. Those areas are the very last to lean out, even if you were to lose a lot of weight. My problem area happens to be in my midsection. Even at less that 20% body fat, my abs are nowhere near as defined as I’d like them… Yet my legs are very lean and muscular. So, I actually envy you, because I wish I had your problem instead.
Having said that, it sounds like you are doing everything right. If you aren’t already, I would do some lower body lifting (heavy weights!) that focus on quads and the entire posterior chain. As you continue to eat healthy and build up that muscle mass, your legs will slowly transform. As you build muscle and continue losing fat (via clean eating and a little cardio/calisthenics), the cellulite will become a lot less noticeable. Running and cardio alone does very little for building actual muscle mass (and in some cases can have the opposite effect).
Post # 8
Women of all ages come across with the formation of cellulite on their thighs and legs and the problem gets worse with age. The fat cells are connected to the skin by the fibers that are formed of connective tissues.