Cellulite-Blasting Butt Workouts

A woman stretching Have you lost hope in the fight against cellulite? If so, we’re here to tell you that there is something you can do to eliminate those unwanted lumps and bumps.

70% of cellulite is caused by lifestyle; 30% is genetic. So, what does that mean? Well, it’s going to take a balance of good nutrition in addition to exercise. Keep in mind that a great butt workout is only part of the picture. Eating right is important, too because no one will see those fabulous glute muscles if they’re hidden underneath excess pounds. A diet consisting of whole, less-processed foods, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates — which is also low in sugar and saturated fat — can help build lean muscle.

For cardio, walking hills is a great butt workout. At the gym or home, use a 5% to 7% incline grade on your treadmill. Climbing stairs is another great choice for working the glutes. Find a stadium, or use a stair machine, elliptical, or arc trainer to help define the butt.

After working up a sweat, try these six butt-busting strength exercises (aiming for three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions of each):

1. Squats. One of the best exercises you can do for your butt, hips, and thighs is the squat. Stand with feet parallel and shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower your hips, making sure not to let your knees go out past your toes. Variations are endless and for an advanced version, progress to squat jumps (each time you come out of the squat, leap off the ground).