Workouts

How to get rid of cellulite with these 5 simple exercises

5 exercises to reduce the appearance of CelluliteSo here’s the good news about cellulite: You are not alone in the fight against cottage cheese. Tons of people have it–yes, even skinny people.

The bad news: Cellulite is not easy to get rid of. Cellulite is caused by fat deposits that distort the skin’s connective tissues.The best way to blast away cellulite? Good dietary and exercise habits, of course. A combination of strength training and aerobic exercise can help build muscle and increase fat burning, in turn improving your skin and muscle tone and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Plus, going easy on carb-heavy, sugary meals and drinking lots of water to reduce fluid retention are key.

1) Around-the-Clock Lunges
Muscles worked: Glutes, hamstrings, quads, inner and outer thighs
Reps: 3 sets of 15

With your hands on your hips, lunge forward with your right foot to the 12 o’clock position. Return to standing position, then lunge to the right to the 3 o’clock position. Return to standing position, then lunge backward to the 6 o’clock position. Then lunge to the side, reaching your right leg to the 8 or 9 o’clock position. Switch legs and repeat.

2) Plie Squats
Muscles worked: Glutes, hamstrings, quads, inner and outer thighs
Reps: 3 sets of 20

Hold something heavy to your chest and squat. King says the object should be heavier than your kid, purse, or dog.

3) Single-Leg Romanian Deadlifts
Muscles Worked: Hamstrings
Reps: 3 sets of 20

From a standing position, hold a 5- to 20-pound weight in your left hand while keeping your left leg off the ground. Keeping your back and knee straight, reach down to your right foot. Your left leg should automatically go back. Stand back up and repeat.

4) Burpees
Muscles Worked: Full body
Reps: 3 sets of 15

We all know burpees are one of the ultimate calorie-burning, full-body exercises, so of course our trainers recommend it. The jump, squat, and pushup combo always does the job.

5) Single-Leg Hip Extension
Muscles worked: Glutes
Reps: 3 sets of 15

Lie on your back with your arms out to the side, right knee bent, and left leg straight. Raise the left leg a few inches off the floor. Lift it until it’s in line with your right thigh and raise your hips upward, forming a straight line from the shoulders to the knees. Pause, then lower to starting position.

Busy Mom Workouts * 20 minutes or less!

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Get your timer out! Perform these 6 exercises for 40 seconds with a 20 second rest between each exercise. Take a 60-90 second rest between each round. Perform 3 rounds for a 20 minute workout!

Workout #1
Push Ups
Walking Lunges
Burpee
Tricep Dips
Sit Up
Mountain Climber

Workout #2
Step Ups
Bicep Curl
Box Jumps
Squat to Press
Jump Rope
Bicycle Abs

Workout #3
Weighted Plie Squat
Tricep Kickbacks
Reverse Lunge to High Knee
Bicep Crossovers
V-Ups
Jumping Jacks

Workout #4
Jump Squats
Scissor Kicks
Lateral Raise
Curtsy Lunge
Shoulder Press
Side Oblique Crunch

Workout #5
Front Raise
Hip Bridge
Chest Flyes
Plank Jacks
Renegrade Rows
High Knees

Booty Workouts

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Do you need some great workouts for a Bootiful backside? These workouts are great to take to the gym!

Workout #1
Tighten and Tone that Booty with these 6 exercises! Perform 10 reps of each exercise for 3 rounds. 60-90 second rest in between each exercise.

10 Romanian Deadlifts
10 Squats
10 Hip Thrusts
10 Hyperextension
10 Lunges
10 Hamstring Curls

Workout #2
Build that booty with this superset workout! A superset is when you perform the first exercise and go directly into the second exercise with little to no rest. Rest 60-90 seconds between supersets. Perform 3-5 rounds.

Superset #1
10 Plie Deadlifts
10 Plie Squats

Superset #2
10 Back Squats
10 Back Squats – Bottom Staggers (1/2 rep from bottom)

Superset #3
10 Walking Lunges
10 Lateral Lunges

Workout #3
Want glutes that salute? Try this strength and stability workout! Perform each exercise 3-5 rounds. Resting 60-90 seconds in between each exercise.

15 Hamstring Curls
10 on each leg – Single Leg Stability Ball Pull ins

15 Deadlifts
10 on each leg – Single Leg Deadlift

15 Lunges
10 on each leg – Alternating Jump Lunges

15 Dumbbell Squats
10 on each leg – Weighted Step Ups

Arms & Abs

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Feel the burn with this upper body and core workouts!

Workout #1
100 rep rounds. Perform 5-10 rounds.

40 Ab Crunches
30 Bicep Curls
20 Tricep Dips
10 Push Ups

Workout #2
Set your timer to 1 minute. Perform each exercise for 1 minute with 20 seconds in between each exercise.

Hammer Curls
Tricep Kickbacks
Close Grip Chest Press
Reverse Ab Crunch
Tricep Dips
Incline Chest Flyes

Workout #3
Perform 10 reps of each exercise. Resting 60-90 seconds in between each exercise. Perform 3-5 rounds.

Bicep Curls
Overhead Tricep Extension
Incline Ab Crunch
Decline Push Ups
Bicep Crossover
Skull Crushers
V-Ups
Cable Ab Crunch

Workout #4
Total Tabata Ab Workout! Set your timer for 20 seconds with a 10 second rest in between each exercise. Perform 3 rounds.

Full Sit Up
Bicycle Ab
High Scissor Kicks
Flutter Kicks
Butterfly Crunch
Side Oblique (right side)
Side Oblique (left side)
Full Sit Up

Workout #5
Total Plank Workout! Perform each exercise for 1 minute with 20 second rest in between each exercise.

Plank
Mountain Climber Plank
Jack Knife Plank
Spiderman Plank
Plank with Alternating Leg Raise
Side Plank Dip (right side)
Side Plank Dip (left side)
Plank

Fat Blasting Workouts

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Don’t have a treadmill or elliptical? No problem! These workouts will have your heart pumping!

Workout #1
100 rep rounds! Perform 5-10 rounds.

40 Jumping Jacks
30 Mountain Climbers
20 Box Jumps
10 Burpees

Workout #2
Plyo 50’s! Complete 50 reps of each exercise. No rest between exercise. Take 60-90 second rest and repeat.

Box Jumps
Mountain Climbers
Bodyweight Squats
Jump Rope
Alternating Lunge Jumps
High Knees

Workout #3
Set your timer for 1 minute! Perform each exercise for 1 minute with 20-30 second rest in between exercises. Perform 3-5 rounds.

Burpees
Jumping Jacks
Spiderman Planks
Box Jumps
Jump Squats

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