Q. I'm thin, but have cellulite on the backs and sides of my legs. I lost much
of the muscle I once had there. I started working out with weights again,
but the cellulite appears to be getting worse. Could this be possible?
What's an effective way to get rid of my cellulite and get the toned legs I
was once so proud of?
Your battle with cellulite it pretty normal. About 90 percent of all women
have some amount of cellulite on their thighs or buttocks. Regarding your
mention about the cellulite getting worse ... anything is possible, but
proper weight training combined with a healthy diet will reduce the
Several factors contribute to the degree of your plight including heredity,
lack of the appropriate type of exercise and a diet high in fat. However, no
single factor can be blamed 100 percent. Unfortunately, it's simply a fact
of female life.
So how do you get rid of cellulite? There are several different so called
fixes out there including creams and even surgery. But by far, the most
practical, safest and long lasting way to reduce cellulite is by combining a
low-fat diet with an appropriate exercise program that tones the underlying
For ladies such as yourself battling with cellulite, I highly recommend
circuit training. Circuit training combines aerobic elements and strength
training into one workout. The very nature of circuit training fatigues the
muscle groups helping to promote a reduction in actual size of the area,
while decreasing the percentage of body fat . I recommend a 20 repetition
concept which also keeps the heart rate up. Pick four lower body exercises
each time you workout and rotate through each of them 3 or 4 times. Perform
your circuit routine up to 5 times a week for maximum results.
This type of training will create more fat-burning muscle while still giving
you a longer, leaner and cellulite free body.
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