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9,690 3/4/13 8:37 A
The unfortunate truth is that you can't spot reduce ANY kind of fat on your body; and in fact, cellulite is not some kind of special fat. "Toning" will not reduce fat, anyway. That's because strength training muscles takes energy from the bloodstream, not the surrounding muscles.
If you have some cellulite, the odds are you always will. It's okay. :) Nobody has a perfect body, not even those models you see on the cover of Glamour magazine. They get the benefit of Photoshop.
The benefits of strength training are more than just "reduced fat" - skinny fat is where you have a low weight, but high body fat percentage. Strength training will preserve your lean muscle and avoid that. "Skinny fat" has nothing to do with cellulite.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/4/2013 (08:39)
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I would put some exercise towards toning up the muscles you do have in that area just so the cellulite does not appear to be so prominent but focus on other areas as well. i do 2 days upper body, 2 days core, 2 days lower body and a combination or total body workout to round out my week. You want to not do 2 days of the same exercise back to back but i think strength training really helps you tone what you have.
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3/4/13 6:21 A
I have cellulite. Sigh....... And always will. Sigh......... and sigh.......
But I know I need exercise regardless of my age and cellulite. And I know I need to do it forever. So didn't set up some extreme activity schedule that I would quit after a week. I suggest you begin slowly and as you see your body change and your energy increase you can be the judge of how you might want to increase the schedule for even better results (depending on your age, size, etc).
Cellulite is not a reflection of your bodyfat percentage, so doesn't mean you're "skinny fat".
Is it worth it to "tone up"? Well, what did you mean? Yes, it's worth doing exercises that focus on that area. It's worth doing exercises that focus on EVERY area! Your body will benefit from strength training over all.
It might not help the cellulite, but is cellulite the ONLY reason you'd want to "tone up"?
Deb, in New Zealand
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46,222 3/3/13 11:22 P
Even the fittest of the fit have cellulite--some people are just more prone to experience it than others--as you mention, blame genetics.
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I'm not overweight, but I do have a bigger booty with lots of ugly cellulite on it, as well as on the back of my thighs. Is it even worth it to try tone it up? From the research I've done, it looks like cellulite is hereditary and that it's not really possible to get rid of it. I've just created an exercise plan for myself, but I don't want to be months into it and realize that I haven't gotten anywhere. Is it possible to eliminate my cellulite or do I have to accept my body for what it is? I don't want to be "skinny fat" :(
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