A lot of women all over the world would save a lot of money they spent on different cellulite treatment options if they knew that they can get help in removing cellulite just with effective exercise and diet. Most of the stuff like supplements, massages and creams does not like when it comes to cellulite removal. These options are pure wastage of time and are total rip offs.
Simply speaking cellulite is fat. It is just normal fat which looks different because of the tissues underlying the skin of women. These tissues to connected to each other and to the skin such a manner that the fat tends to bulge out which gives it a clumsy appearance, much like cottage cheese. Nevertheless, it is exactly the same fat as present in other parts of your body.
And as you can do with the normal fat, the cellulite fat can also be blasted away with resistance training and cardio. The main focus of this article is how to use cardio to get rid of cellulite. Cardio workouts are in different types and range from cycling to swimming and Taebo and Zumba. In brief any workout which increases your heart rate for a long period of time is essentially categorized as a cardio workout.
Anyone who has lost weight effectively knows the importance of cardiovascular training for losing weight. You must complement this with a healthy diet and resistance training as well. However, if you do not use cardio workout, then your weight loss progress will be very slow and it will take ages to burn your body fat.
The frequency and intensity of the cardio workout shall vary depending upon your fitness level and age. What may seem quite intense to a 40 year old man may appear very easy to a 25 year old girl. So the intensity of the cardio is dependent on how you feel about your fitness.
The best cardio workouts are short and intense. Do not go for those 45 to 60 minutes brisk walk type workouts. The cardio workouts you do should be between 20 to 30 minutes but these need to be hard and intense. You must be sweating and panting with these workouts. Just give your best at these cardio exercises.
As long as your body tells that you are doing an intense workout, then it is a good sign. Stair climbing, uphill prints, kickboxing and skipping etc are some recommended forms of cardio. You should try to do those cardio workouts which are focused more on lower part of your body. Therefore, rowing and swimming are advisable as cardio workouts for getting rid of cellulite.
Your legs, calves, buttocks and thighs will be targeted when you will do the lower body workout. The muscles of these body areas will gain strength. It is correct that spot reduction of fat is not possible, but the muscle mass in these areas will speed up the fat reduction process.
Mostly the cellulite appears on the lower body because these body areas are most prone. The skin here is thinner and the women’s bodies are genetically tuned to store more fats in these areas. Therefore, by doing cardio focusing on the lower body, you are directly attacking the stores of cellulite fat.
The main thing to keep in mind is that these cardio sessions need to intense and regular. If you can do it four times a week, then it will be excellent. It will take some time to burn off the fats of your body but if you can stay the course and stick to the routine, then your body will surely tap into all the hidden and apparent stores of fats and it also includes cellulite. The body will burn it off too. And this is your ultimate goal too.