5 Exercises to Target Cellulite on Thighs

There aren’t any moves that will magically spot-treat cellulite, but there are a few extremely effective lower-body exercises that can firm the muscles underneath it to tone and smooth its appearance.

1. Pile Squat

Place your hands behind your head and spread your legs apart. Now bend your back as you are sitting on a chair. Hold that position for a few seconds and then get back up in the initial position.

2. Basic Squat

Start with your shoulders wide apart and your legs as well. Keep your back straight as you go down with your butt as you are sitting. Hold it for a few seconds and then go up in the initial position.

You are allowed to make several arrangements of 10 repetitions if one set of 20 repetitions is too much for you.

The exercise needs to be performed during a period of 30 seconds per side.

3. Walking Lunges

For this exercise, you need to stand up straight with your feet apart as the width of your shoulders and place your hands on your hip, and then you are in the starting position.

Next, you need to step forward with either leg in a long lunge and to keep the other foot in place behind you. After that you need to bend your knees as you do so, making your body lowered towards the ground, and then to keep your back straight at all times.

Next, you need to continue going down until the front knee is just above the ground and hold for a second. Then you need to push down through your front heel and extend both knees to return to the original position and then you need to repeat this for the other leg as well.

4. Fire Hydrants

Start on all fours, knees directly under your hips, and hands directly below your shoulders.

Keep your back and neck straight and look forward. Keeping your knee bent, raise your right leg out to the side, until your thigh is parallel to the floor.

Do 12 lunges. On the last repetition, keep your leg back and pulse up and down 12 times. After you’re finished repeat the exercise on the opposite side.

5. Donkey Kicks

Get on all fours so that your hands are shoulder-width apart and your knees are straight below your hips. Bracing your abdomen and keeping your knee bent lift one leg up behind you until it is in line with your body and your foot is parallel to the ceiling. Keep a 90-degree bend with your moving leg. 15 reps 3 sets