Updated: Saturday, 30 May 2009, 4:24 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 04 Oct 2008, 12:13 PM EDT
New Haven (WTNH) - We're glad it's October because it's time to talk about a scary subject for men to talk about and for women to face, cellulite. But not to worry, fitness expert Lisa Lynn shows us some tips for a cellulite free lower body.
Information provided by Lisa:
First you need to make sure that your diet is full of vegetables and fruits. If you are living on the typical College/American diet you are turning your body into a cellulite factory right now until you clean up your diet. Think "Eat from the earth". If it grows fresh it is better for you and will not create more cellulite. Be sure you are eating enough Lean Protein three time's day if you want to stay tight. The best LEAN Proteins are: Complete Protein Shake (to order see www.lisalynnfitness.com ) because of high level of amino acids that firm & tighten the skin, egg whites, turkey breast, mayo free tuna fish, non fat cottage cheese. These are the better sources of protein. Drink less alcohol because it hinders circulation thus CAUSING Cellulite to build up. *If you need help cleaning up your diet please feel free to e-mail Lisa @ www.lisalynnfitness.com and she will help you!
The second thing you need to do is drink plenty of water to help keep your system hydrated. The water will also help to rid the body toxins that accumulate under the skin that can also cause skin puckering.
The Third and most important thing you need to do is workout BUT not just any workout will do. You need to lift weights! Most people (especially women) don't have enough muscle mass to keep the skin filled so to speak so you need to make sure that you are not only lifting weights but that they are heavy enough to form muscle to "push the skin out" or keep it tight. Lack of muscle leaves lots of room for the yucky stuff!
Since the legs are the biggest cellulite holders I will show you three things that you can do to keep your legs tight and toned.
Deep Dumbbell Tap Squats- Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart. Toes facing out. Sit down as far as you can as if you are sitting in a chair. Tap the dumbbell on the floor and return to starting position. Aim to do 15 repetitions. IF you can do more the weight is too light or you're not going deep enough!
Dumbbell Front Lunges: While holding a dumbbell stand with your front leg foreword as far as you can stretch it. Get your balance and try to drop the knee of the back leg to the floor. Use the heel of your front leg to push yourself back up the the starting position. *Make sure your front knee never goes over your toe-it will hurt your knee! Aim to do 2-3 sets of 15 repetitions.
Very Deep Side Lunge with a twist: Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart with your toes facing out. Drop down to one side by bending the knee on the side that you're working. Tap the dumbbell on the floor on the side that your working and use your heel (on the side that your working) to push yourself back up to the starting position. Raise the dumbbell up into the air on the opposite side and stretch it up as far as you can. **Great for your core as well. Aim to do 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps using a 10 pound dumbbell. **This move can hurt the next day so go easy!
Try these moves 2-3 days per week and don't forget to EAT CLEAN to GET LEAN!
Diet & Supplements + EXERCISE = RESULTS!
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