CELLULITE!! UGGGH!!

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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:

Minimising caffine

No alcohol (or very little on special occasions only)

No smoking

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
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Newbee

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…

 

Post # 5
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640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Cellulite is all about blood flow. Check out the MELT method. I find this really helps 🙂

Post # 6
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69 posts
Worker bee

Daily running worked for me

Post # 7
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Helper bee

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). 

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