A backside overrun with cellulite is like spilling red wine on a white dress: once it’s there, it’s difficult to get rid of. That’s where I come in. This workout is designed to tighten, lift and tone your backside to help diminish the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite may be one tough bitch, but fortunately you are too. :) Ready? Let’s get moving.
Know Before You Got
Do a 10-minute warm up before your workout. Walk or jog around your block or in place in your living room, or dance around to 3 of your favorite songs. If you have access to a treadmill, walk at a slow speed (I recommend 3.5 mph) and at a high incline (8.5-9.0). Drink water between each circuit to stay hydrated, and stretch for 10 minutes after the workout.
It’s OK if this workout is challenging for you… if you keep this up just 2x per week, in a month or so this will likely be a lot easier.
-free weights (8 lb, 10 lb)
Circuit 1 – Do 3x Through
A) The “Lunge Lover” – Hold 8 lb weights at your sides. Now do 15 lunges across the room. As you lower into each lunge, lift the weight straight overhead. As you come up out of the lunge, lower the weights back down at your sides.
B) The “Make It Bounce” – Hold 8 lb weights at your sides. Step your left leg out in front and lower into a lunge. Holding this position, pulse up and down by bending and unbending your knees. Repeat 12x, and then lead with the opposite leg and repeat 12x more.
C) The “Jumping Bean” – Begin by lowering into a squat. In an explosive motion, come up out of the squat and jump as high as you can. As you land, bend your knees to lower again into a squat. Repeat 12x.
Circuit 2 – Do 3x Through
D) “Steppin’ Up The Intensity” – Begin by standing in front of the bottom step of a flight of stairs. Hold 10 lb weights in both hands and rest your arms at your sides. Bend your knee to rest your right foot on the step. Keeping your butt tight, straighten your right leg to bring your left foot up to the level of the step, without putting your left foot on the step. In a controlled, slow movement, return your left foot to the floor. Repeat 10x, and then switch legs and repeat 10x more.
E) The “Invisible Throne” – Begin by standing on your mat. Lower into a squat. Have your knees be as close to a 90 degree angle as possible. Don’t let your knees go past your toes. Lift both arms up overhead for balance. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
F) The “Gettin’ Down” – Begin by standing on your mat, legs shoulder-width apart. Bend your elbows so that you hold 8 lb weights above each shoulder. Holding the weights in place, do 12 squats. Keep your back as straight as possible, stick both your butt and chest out, and don’t let your knees go past your toes.
Circuit 3 – Do 2x Through
G) The “Butt Munch” – Lay on your back on the mat with your knees bent and your feet on the ground. Your arms should be palms-down at your sides. Thrust your hips up towards the ceiling as high as they can go, so that all your weight is supported by your arms, your feet, and your shoulders. Now thrust your hips up and down 20x, all the while never letting your ass touch the ground.
H) Repeat the “Butt Munch”, but instead of moving your butt up and down, move your ass in a clockwise circular motion x15, and repeat counter-clockwise x15 (don’t rest in between!). Again, don’t let your ass touch the ground!
I) Repeat the “Butt Munch” yet again, but instead of moving your butt up and down, move your ass from side to side x 20. Don’t let your butt touch the ground!
Fitness Tip of the Day
One of the great benefits of regular fitness is it can help to improve your confidence. Remember to indulge in some ‘Me Time’ during each week, and take time out to make you feel great about yourself from the inside out. Recently, I received the Summer FabFitFun VIP box full of fab beach-ready goodies (like self tanner, lip gloss, and an ah-mazing pair of sunglasses) to help me feel radiant and confident. Look out for opportunities like these to do some much-needed ‘Me-Time’ pampering.