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The Easy Way to Stop Cellulite

  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
     
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
     
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
     
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
     
  • Jay Sullivan

    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.
  • Jay Sullivan

    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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