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The Easy Way to Stop Cellulite

Fight lumps and bumps even before you can see them with this 15-minute workout.

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Long-Leg Scissor
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
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Beginner: Long-Leg Scissor

What You'll Need: A mat (or a beach towel).

Targets: Obliques, abs

  • Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands under butt.
  • Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.
  • Keeping head and shoulders down, slowly move legs apart, out to sides and back to center.
  • Do 15 reps.

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Beginner: Modified In-Out Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

  • Start in modified push-up position (knees on mat), with hands on floor just wider than chest.
  • Do one push-up, then move hands under shoulders and do another.
  • Do 12 reps, alternating between in and out positions.

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Beginner: Side Lunge

Targets: Butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.
  • Step right leg back to start, pulling through left hamstrings and glutes.
  • Switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

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Intermediate: Long-Leg Scissor Crunch

Targets: Obliques, abs

  • Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands behind head, elbows out to sides.
  • Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.
  • Lift head, neck, and shoulders off mat while moving legs out to sides.
  • Bring legs back in; lower upper body to floor.
  • Do 15 reps.

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Intermediate: In-Out Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

  • Start in push-up position (legs extended, toes on mat), with hands just wider than chest.
  • Do one push-up, then move hands under shoulders and repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating between in and out positions.

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Intermediate: Side Lunge/Squat

Targets: Butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.
  • Step right leg back to start.
  • Squat, keeping knees behind toes and chest up.
  • Stand and switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides, doing squats in between.

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Advanced: Long-Leg Scissor with Knee Raise

Targets: Obliques, abs

  • Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands behind head, elbows out to sides.
  • Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.
  • Lift head, neck and shoulders, twisting right, while moving left leg out to side and bringing right knee in toward chest.
  • Lower upper body; switch sides and repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

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Advanced: Teeter-Totter

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

  • Start in push-up position (legs extended, abs tight, toes tucked under) with left hand under left shoulder and right hand just wider than chest.
  • Do one push-up; switch hand positions and repeat, keeping abs engaged.
  • Do 15 reps, alternating sides.

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Advanced: Side Lunge/Jump

Targets: Butt, legs

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.
  • Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.
  • Step right leg back to start.
  • Squat slightly, then immediately jump up with both feet.
  • Switch legs; repeat.
  • Do 20 reps, alternating sides, doing jumps in between.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July 2008.

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jilljones26610 wrote:

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8/5/2014 08:25:19 AM Report Abuse
c_gmerrill22 wrote:

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5/4/2014 04:33:52 PM Report Abuse
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4/6/2014 09:35:36 AM Report Abuse
c_gmerrill22 wrote:

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3/14/2014 06:08:00 AM Report Abuse
JessicaBt wrote:

Hey Heather! Thanks for the great tips on your site! I bought it! Already started to see results! Thanks so much! Jess

3/19/2013 04:04:24 AM Report Abuse
heather_j1 wrote:

In my opinion exercises are not enough. I can say that because I had cellulite and I know the feeling of being embarrassed every you wear something short and sexy. What really worked and helped me banish all my cellulite in 2 months was eating special foods, a cleanse and coffee grind body wraps done daily. If you want to read my full story check out my website cellulitenomore. net .

2/22/2013 06:57:15 AM Report Abuse
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9/20/2012 10:02:40 PM Report Abuse
sandra_foster1 wrote:

Exercise, dieting and loosing weight are the most important factors to cure or prevent cellulitis. Exercise helps loosing weight and tightening the tissues. For a complete exercise program I follow Flavia del Monte's excellent systems.http://tinyurl.com/flaviadelmonte00

6/18/2012 05:53:11 AM Report Abuse
Amandii wrote:

This slideshow was AWESOME ! Glad that you displayed moves for all levels of fitness (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced) I would suggest videos too ! Even though these moves can be easy to execute..proper form is crucial and I think videos would help alot ! :) Thanks again for this awesome slide show. I will definitely incorporate this into my workout routine !

3/8/2012 09:59:17 PM Report Abuse
joatc wrote:

there is no exercise that can prevent cellulite from forming. cellulite is a dimpled appearance in the skin caused by "string" like structures that hold the skin to the tissue underneath. Fatty deposits lift the skin so far that the strings pulled some areas down while other parts are not pulled on leaving the dimpled appearance. Lose weight to lose cellulite

3/8/2012 01:09:55 PM Report Abuse
joatc wrote:

The National Strength and Conditioning Association advises that 2 leg, leg raises no longer be performed as in the scissor exercise. It puts the low back at risk for a facet joint injury.

3/8/2012 12:53:36 PM Report Abuse
a3984502 wrote:

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3/2/2012 03:05:54 AM Report Abuse
Chinchilla wrote:

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1/10/2012 08:16:19 PM Report Abuse
carolynh18 wrote:

Most of these comments are from people who have no idea what they are talking about. They are not fitness professionals like myself with 30 years plus working with these problems. These comments just mislead people and cause even more frustration. Find out what really causes cellulite and the only thing that can get rid of it here in a 2 minute video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6o_dTO8JNA Carolyn Hansen Gym owner, body builder, fitness professional New Zealand

10/22/2011 09:56:18 PM Report Abuse
applecory54 wrote:

I like the fact that your model looks like a real woman and not a female with a twelve year old's body.

10/22/2011 05:20:12 PM Report Abuse
kelly1733 wrote:

1- get a bristle brush from walmart ($2.99) and dry brush your skin twice a day. 2- Wear a contour garment - it increases microcirculation, and reduces inches 3- Drink at least 64oz of water daily to flush your metabolism 4- Walk or use the elliptical machine for 45min. daily 5- Do a coffee ground "wrap" as often as possible 6- avoid "white foods" You can learn more about cellulite and get more tips from me at www.thecellulitestore.com - catch you on the sexy side - Prof. Zedd

8/26/2011 08:31:51 PM Report Abuse
richellecandy1 wrote:

I will definately try these excersises. I am tired of hiding my "bellulite" under my one piece suits. Thanks for the excersise tips.

8/19/2011 09:05:23 PM Report Abuse
rollbucks1 wrote:

I have been told by several professional body builders that "white" carbs (pasta, rice, bread etc.) are the cause of cellulite. I think it is just a curse all women have. eventually we all get it. It is the amount that you get that determines your ability to hide it. I am fortunate that I only have 2 very small dimples on the back of my right thigh.

8/15/2011 01:26:28 PM Report Abuse
kells1977 wrote:

Hypoxi is aimed at helping with cellulite appearance, although it is very expensive. Another thing that may assist with cellulite are the Scala tights there website is: www.scalabiopromise.com.au

7/18/2011 08:56:05 PM Report Abuse
aka_neko9 wrote:

Although having more fat certainly increases cellulite, because fat is not the main cause even women with very little body fat can have cellulite. I would say, dont get too frustrated if you cant get rid of all of it. However, watching your diet, mainly fat, carbohydrates, salt, and not getting enough fiber, may help reduce the appearance. This along with regular aerobics and strength training is really the only possible solution, but even that's not a sure thing.

7/10/2010 05:04:37 AM Report Abuse
kelseyjl2010 wrote:

It also comes from eating food that contains hydrogenated oil

3/1/2010 11:36:29 AM Report Abuse
sweetsilence288 wrote:

Im not a big girl, I'm 5'6' and weigh about 140lbs. I have two kids and my weight fluctuates alot! I do have cellulite but when I was working out (when i had the time) most of it went away. So lots of cardio and strength training helps.

1/19/2010 02:37:22 PM Report Abuse
latina2theend wrote:

I'll try anything to get rid of cellulite! :)

1/10/2010 08:48:58 PM Report Abuse
rachaelandchris06 wrote:

Cellulite is mostly just genetics. I think the best thing you can do is be healthy and fit and thin...tanning helps camouflage it, and Spanx or other hosiery can hide it, but a real cure or method of prevention? There is none.

1/9/2010 02:35:05 PM Report Abuse
mvallejo2 wrote:

I agree with caedwards56. Cutting down on dairy and fatty foods might help as well as performing an exercise that makes your entire body sweat profusely like running or jumping rope. That worked for me.

11/13/2009 09:29:00 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

I do not think this will prevent or rid of Cellulaite (lol)!!

11/11/2009 03:35:19 PM Report Abuse

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