Thousands of women all over the world would save themselves a whole lot of money if they knew how effective diet and exercise is when it comes to wanting to melt cellulite.
The creams, massages, supplements and other fads just do not work. They are rip offs and just a waste of time and precious resources.
Note that there’s no difference between actual fat and what is called cellulite beneath the surface. It just normal fat that looks different because of the tissue structure in a woman’s body. The tissues are connected in a manner that squeezes the fat out and makes it look clumpy and gives a similar appearance as cottage cheese.
Nevertheless, it’s the same type of fat found all over your body and just like normal fat, cellulite can be blasted away with cardio and weight/resistance training. This article will focus on cardio training.
Using Cardio Workouts to Melt Cellulite
There are many types of cardio workouts from running to cycling to swimming to even classes like Zumba or Taebo. Any workout that elevates your heartbeat and keeps it elevated for a prolonged period of time is considered a cardio workout and is helpful to melt cellulite away.
Cardiovascular training is one of the most important and effective components in a fat loss quest. You must include both resistance training and have a healthy diet to achieve good results. However, without cardio workouts, your progress will be slowed down considerably and you will take ages for you to be able to burn the fat.
How Much Cardio is needed to Melt Cellulite?
Depending on your age and fitness, the intensity of your cardio workout will vary. What may seem intense to a 40 year old woman may be easy as pie for a 25 year old woman. So, intensity is based on how you feel.
You always want your cardio workouts to be short and intense. We are not interested in those long 45 to 60 minute walks. Your cardio workouts should be around 20 to 30 minutes and work your muscles hard.
When you’re panting and sweating and feel like giving up means that you’re giving it your best and this is when you will melt cellulite the fastest.
As long as you feel that it’s intense, that’s a good sign. Uphill sprints, stair climbing, skipping, kickboxing, etc. are excellent forms of cardio. You want to choose a cardio workout that focuses more on your lower body. So, it may be advisable to skip swimming or rowing as those exercises focus more on the upper body.
Focus on Lower Body Cardio to Melt Cellulite Away
When your cardio workout focuses on the lower body, your legs, thighs, calves and buttocks will be targeted. The muscles in these areas will become stronger and tauter.
While you cannot spot reduce fat, the fat burning process in these areas will be accelerated due to the increased muscle mass in those areas.
Most women notice cellulite in the lower body because these are the more prone areas. The skin is thinner and generally, women have a tendency to store fat in the lower body. So, by engaging in cardio that works your lower body, you are directly targeting the problem areas in their entirety.
The key point to note is that you need to do your cardio sessions regularly and intensely. 4 times a week would be great. It will take time to burn off your fat, but if you persist and stay the course, in time to come, your body will tap into all of your fat stores and that is what it will take to melt cellulite and burn it all off.
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