4 Women Get a Lower Body Makeover
Goal: Lose cellulite
Heather Told Us: "I jiggle all over my lower body but have no idea how to get more toned! I don't think I've worked out a day in my life."Before
Weight: 145 lb.
Body Fat: 27%
Weight: 133 lb.
Body Fat: 20%
"Since cellulite is the result of fat deposits, it's important to do a combination of cardio to reduce body fat and strength moves to tone muscle," says Tilita Lutterloh, a personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Club in New York City.
Heather exercised for 30 minutes two or three days a week on the treadmill, stairmill, or VersaClimber, and did two days of strength training that focused on the lower body, plus step-ups and agility drills to burn more fat while sculpting muscle. She also started eating more regularly and added protein and fruit to her diet.The Transformation
Week one: I never realized I had quite so many muscles that weren't being used. After my first two training sessions, I could hardly walk and bought the biggest bottle of Advil sold at the drugstore!
Week three: It's not easy getting up at 6 a.m. to be at the gym by 7. But I already have more energy, even during a really busy week at work. Yesterday, my trainer said that she thought that "my twin" had showed up at the gym because my form was so much better.
Week six: Halfway there -- I've lost 3 percent of my body fat!
Week twelve: I've lost 10 pounds, and my clothing size has dropped from an 8 to a 6. Best of all, my cellulite has definitely diminished. When I started, I used to feel sick after a few minutes on the treadmill. Now I can get through a 30-minute workout and still feel great!
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