Cellulite is caused when fat protrudes out of the deposits it’s contained in (normally smooth) so that it protrudes out and presses unevenly against the skin, thereby creating the dimpling effect on your skin known as cellulite.

Here are the most effective cellulite-killing exercises




1. Yoga

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In particular the modified shoulder stand (ardha salamba sarvangasana) and the plow pose (halasana). Yoga is fantastic at stretching out your entire body, and this stretching effect not only helps alleviate the crumpling effect of cellulite by stretching out that connective tissue but it also increases lymph flow to the fatty areas–lymph is the bodily fluid that contains white blood cells that help flush toxins and thereby reduce cellulite. Upside-down poses, known in yoga as “inversions”, are particularly good at doing these two things (stretching and stimulating lymph flow).

2. Cardio (aerobic exercise) 

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It’s pretty obvious that reducing the amount of fat on your body is going to help eliminate cellulite since cellulite essentially is fat (misshapen fat, but still fat). Pick anything you want, preferably something fun such as a sport or activity that you enjoy that way you’ll be able to keep doing it in the long-term instead of just busting your butt for a few weeks, getting sick of it, and quitting. Cycling, racquetball (many gyms have racquetball courts), tennis, basketball, swimming, and running are all fantastic choices–consider taking lessons for a fun new sport you’d like to learn (such as tennis or racquetball), it’s a great way to do this.

3. Squats 

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Squats are, hands down, the greatest, most effective butt-and-leg exercise in existence, nothing beats them. Since this involves moving heavy free weights around I highly recommend you get professional help with this and hire a trainer who can show you precisely how to do them correctly with the proper technique and form so that you don’t risk hurting yourself. Doing squats while on a proper diet (high protein, restricted calories) will be massively effective in improving the appearance of your butt and legs, not just in reducing cellulite but in firming and toning them as well.




4. Lunges 

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via: Women Fitness

Second best butt-and-leg exercise next to squats and can be used in conjunction with them. Again, involves free weights so it is recommended that you get a trainer’s assistance. These work each individual leg on its own and really stretch your legs and butt out big time when you do them, so they’re a great exercise to use if you’re specifically looking to target cellulite.

5. Goblet Squats

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You work out your outer and inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, and gluteus with this exercise. Try three sets of 20. You will want to pull something really big to the chest and then squat. The thing should have a weight that’s more than your dog, purse, or kid.

6. Romanian Deadlifts 

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You work out your hamstrings with this exercise. Try three sets of 20. Start in a vertical position, you need to hold a five or 30 pound weight in one hand while making sure that the leg on that side is off the ground too. You need to keep your knee and back straight, and then touch down to your other foot. Your other leg should go back automatically. Stand up again and repeat.




7. Burpees

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via: Joshua Spodek

You work out your full body with this exercise. Try three sets of 15. These are some of the best, bull-body, calorie-burning exercises so most trainers recommend doing them. The push-up, squat, and jump combination will always do the trick.

8. Hip Extension 

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via: Women’s Health

You work out your gluteus with this exercise. Try three sets of 15. Get flat on your backside with your left leg straight, right knee bent, and your arms stretched to either side. Pull the left leg a couple inches up off the floor. Lift it up until it’s parallel with your right thigh and pull your hips upward, making a straight line from the knees to the shoulders. Pause it for a minute, then lower it back down to the beginning position. Do a single set, then switch your legs and do it again one more time

9. One-legged dead lifts 

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You need a dumb-bell to do the one-legged dead lifts. The exercise requires you to balance on one leg as the name suggests and bend at the waists holding weights in your hand. Persistently performing this exercise ensures that you lose the signs of cellulite completely in your body.

10. One-legged ball squats 

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via: Men’s Fitness

In one-legged squats, like in the dead-lifts exercise you use dumb-bells. In addition here you use the stability ball to aid you lean and balance as you squat by lifting one leg, alternatively. By doing this exercise 10-12 times daily you could succeed in getting rid of cellulite.




11. Machine Kick-Backs 

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via: Garage Gyms

These are specifically designed to isolate and work the butt and these are done with a specific machine you can find in nearly any gym, so they’re a bit safer than the other exercises that require free weights. This is the exercise, if you don’t know, where you push back against a resisting arm with your foot by kicking your leg back, usually while standing up; when you do this you’re almost exclusively using the muscles located in your butt to do so.

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