It's no secret that women want to have nice shapely legs that look good in a pair of jeans and a swimming suit. Many women battle problem areas on their bodies including the back of their legs. If you want to know how to get rid of cellulite on the back of your thighs, then read on and learn how to get rid of the dreaded “cottage cheese” legs.
This is an issue much more so for women than men. Men have the tendency to gain weight in their stomachs while women gain it in their lower bodies. The problem with fighting cellulite on the back of the legs is that the body does not work the hamstring muscles that much through regular motion. You have to intentionally work them by exercising.
Probably the best hamstring exercises are known as leg curls. These isolate the hamstrings in order to build muscle. This won’t burn fat (we’ll discuss this later) but it will help develop a muscular base that will help keep your legs very shapely and cellulite free once you burn the fat off.
Performing these exercises requires you to use specific equipment that is available at most gyms. You don’t want to go into this exercise cold. Make sure you walk on a treadmill at a brisk pace for about five minutes to warm up your legs. Not doing this could result in a painful hamstring injury. Focus on doing a light enough weight where you can perform 3-4 sets of 12-15 repetitions.
Another equally as beneficial hamstring exercise is the lunge. This can be done with dumbbells or without. You also want to make sure you are adequately warmed up. If you are a beginner with a low fitness level, then do not attempt to use weights. Shoot for 10-15 lunges per set.
No amount of lunges or hamstring curls will burn off the cellulite. To burn fat, you have to do at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 3-5 times per week. This includes jogging, riding a bike, using an elliptical trainer, or going for a brisk walk. The key is to get your heart accelerated and burn calories. Fat is nothing more than stored energy that hasn’t been used.
Going at least thirty minutes means your body will be able to tap into the stored fat on the back of your legs to melt away the cellulite. Combine cardio with strength training and you’ll have the legs of an 18 year old in no-time. The real key is to work out hard enough to get a good sweat going while doing it for at least 30 minutes. You may not be able to work out this long at first so give yourself some time to build up your body and lungs.
You can do all of the above steps, but if you eat poorly, you will never see the results of your hard work. A diet that includes plenty of lean protein, fruits, and vegetables is just as important as working out. In order to implement your cellulite busting diet, eat 5-6 small meals a day that are no greater than 450 calories each. That will give your body consistent energy yet, it will be just enough calories to create a deficit where you can lose fat. Consuming more calories than you burn will end up causing your body to store the excess calories as fat right on the back of your legs.
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