Simple Exercises to Reduce Thigh Dimples
Dimpled skin, usually on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen, is called cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fat pockets, and women typically have more of it than men because a higher percentage of their body is composed of fatty tissue. Cellulite is not a serious medical condition; however, it is unsightly and can make you self-conscious. While many manufacturers tout the benefits of creams and gels, there is no credible scientific evidence that topical preparations effectively treat cellulite, Instead, a regimen of diet, exercise and changing your habits can control, but not eliminate, your problem.
The bane of women everywhere, cellulite on the bottom often appears as people grow older. In women, cellulite typically appears after puberty. Major changes in the body like pregnancy, breastfeeding or menopause can increase the amount of cellulite throughout the body. In order to remedy this situation, individuals often resort to a range of creams, exercises, diets and treatments.
1. Suspended Stability Lunge:
How to Do:
- Start standing with a weight bench or TRX straps behind you.
- Elevate one leg behind you so your leg is lifted to thigh height.
- Place the foot of the lifted leg in the TRX strap or on the bench.
- Now lower your body weight into a lunge position, maintaining your balance as lower and lift.
- Do 7-10 reps on the right leg, then repeat on the left. Add 5-10 pound dumbbells for a greater challenge.
2. Side to Side Plies:
How to Do:
- While looking straight ahead, stand with feet wide apart.
- Your toes should point about 45 degrees outward.
- Rest your hands on the hips. Bend knees and lower hips as low to the ground as you can.
- Keep shoulders and back straight. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
- Now slowly straighten legs and slide left heel towards your right.
- Then squeeze inner thighs together for 30 seconds.
- Next, take a big step backward to the left and repeat the plies, sliding your right heel in. Repeat 10 times.