Every year women spend upwards of 12 million dollars on products created to fight cellulite. New products, creams, miracle cures and other weird contraptions flood the market constantly. All fighting for a slice of the very profitable pie.
Yet, there is not a single product on the market that works effectively or shows permanent results. Slick marketing, compensated ‘testimonials’ and other tactics that prey on a woman’s emotions are used to sell these products. Almost all the products are a waste of time or money and in most cases, both.
The truth is that cellulite is just fat. That’s it. Not accumulated toxins, poor circulation, damaged fatty tissues or any other nonsense that is so often spouted by the companies that sell anti-cellulite products.
Since cellulite is just normal fat, it can be eradicated just like normal fat. The same rules apply. No need for special creams or massages to get rid of cellulite.
Exercise, a healthy diet and a close eye on your body fat percentage will do more for your cellulite than any cream ever could.
If you were to tell a woman that resistance training is more beneficial than cellulite creams, she’d probably think that you lost your marbles. Yet, this is the hard truth. Fat can only be burnt off with exercise.
You cannot melt fat with creams and you definitely cannot massage fat away. If only it was that easy!
Of course to lose weight, you will need to watch your diet closely and engage in cardio sessions on a frequent basis.
In this article, we will look at resistance training. Most women feel that weight training or resistance training is only for men. Again, this is fallacy. Women will benefit greatly from resistance training.
You will not get big and bulky by doing resistance training. Even men struggle to gain muscle. Resistance training will give you a lean and toned body.
You will have firm thighs and a nice, perky butt. Toned muscles will give your thighs and legs a taut appearance. Cellulite will be less visible.
Examples of resistance training are squats, lunges, deadlifts, snatches, leg presses, etc. You may wish to focus more on resistance training for the lower body to increase the lean muscle mass in your lower body.
Most women are prone to storing fat in the lower body and cellulite most frequently occurs on the thighs and butt.
When you engage in resistance training, your body composition will change. While your body fat decreases, your lean muscle will increase.
So, even though the numbers on the weighing scale don’t change, the appearance of your body will. Your weight may be the same but you will look smaller and more toned. That’s because muscle is denser than fat.
The more lean muscle you have, the more calories you will burn on a daily basis. That means the chances of your body storing fat are much lower. Since cellulite is just stored fat, you will not see it returning anytime soon, unless you start slacking on your diet and training.
Therefore, resistance training is one of the key components to banishing cellulite. Make it a part of your daily workouts and you will see and feel the difference.