4 Moves That Fight Cellulite

Thick or thin, most woman have to deal with cellulite at some point in their lives. Is unsightly cellulite unavoidable? Not necessarily. In addition to eating a healthy, sensible diet and getting in cardio most days of the week, you can also fight back even before you can see those lumps and bumps with this 15-minute workout.

Just choose your level and get to work!

Beginner Level

Long-Leg Scissor

What You’ll Need: A mat (or a beach towel)
Targets: Obliques, abs

1. Lie face-up on mat with legs extended, hands under butt.

2. Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.

3. Keeping head and shoulders down, slowly move legs apart, out to sides and back to center.

Do 15 reps.

Modified In-Out Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

1. Start in modified push-up position (knees on mat), with hands on floor just wider than chest.

2. Do one push-up, then move hands under shoulders and do another.

Do 12 reps, alternating between in and out positions.

Side Lunge

Targets: Butt, legs

1. Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.

2. Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.

3. Step right leg back to start, pulling through left hamstrings and glutes.

4. Switch legs; repeat.

Do 20 reps, alternating sides.

Intermediate Level

Long-Leg Scissor Crunch

Targets: Obliques, abs

1. Lie faceup on mat with legs extended, hands behind head, elbows out to sides.

2. Lift feet 10 to 12 inches off mat.

3. Lift head, neck, and shoulders off mat while moving legs out to sides.

4. Bring legs back in; lower upper body to floor.

Do 15 reps.

In-Out Push-Up

Targets: Shoulders, triceps, chest, core

1. Start in push-up position (legs extended, toes on mat), with hands just wider than chest.

2. Do one push-up, then move hands under shoulders and repeat.

3. Do 20 reps, alternating between in and out positions.

Side Lunge/Squat

Targets: Butt, legs

1. Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent.

2. Lunge to right, bending right knee 90 degrees and keeping left leg straight.

3. Step right leg back to start.