The basic theory behind all of the “theories” mentioned above all comes back to one underlying idea which is to increase circulation and drainage beneath the skin to help slow down the accumulation of cellulite. No cream, oil, electronic device, or surgery can eliminate cellulite. Some may in fact slow down the accumulation and lessen appearance of cellulite temporarily, but none have been proven to actually reduce it.
There is Hope!With all this said, I am sure you are wondering if there is hope. Well, I have good news. There really is hope.
Study after study has shown that the key to reducing cellulite significantly is by a combination of both proper diet and exercise.Dermatologist Mitchel Goldman, MD, clinical professor, states “If someone loses a lot of weight and exercises regularly to tone up, this person will most definitely find an improvement in cellulite.”Prevention Advisor Wane L. Westcott, PhD, says, “With the right exercise plan, you can reduce cellulite and make your lower body look smoother and firmer.”
As I mentioned above, the areas that typically contain cellulite are the back of the legs, also known as the hamstrings.For your convenience I have listed four of the top hamstring exercises. Performing 4 sets 8 for 2 of the following 4 exercises, 3 days a week will tighten and firm up the trouble area found behind the upper leg. Granted, to see benefits from this you must also follow a very precise diet or your results will be very limited.
The Top Four Hamstring Exercises
1. Stiff Legged Dead Lifts
Grasp two dumbbells and hold them at your sides.
Keep your feet less than shoulder width apart. Now have your legs close to being locked and bend forward from the waist, with your back straight, until your upper body is parallel with the ground, the bar hanging at arm's length below you. Now lift your torso back up again, pull your shoulders back, and arch your lower back in for a complete lower back contraction.If you can’t get enough of a stretch use a block or stand on a bench while doing this exercise.