Burn Up Cellulite With High Intensity Cardio
Want to minimise the appearance of cellulite?
If so, high intensity cardio like HIIT or Tabata Training should be a regular part of your program.
While any form of cardio will help burn fat and therefore help you lower cellulite, high intensity cardio turns up the heat, so to speak.
High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT for short, can be done in a few different ways to optimise your results.
Let’s go over a few quick tips you should know.
Do HIIT First, Steady State Cardio Second
The first tip to ensure HIIT works maximally is to time it properly.
For best results on a pure cardio day, you’ll want to perform your HIIT first and then follow that up with some steady state cardio.
So you might do 15 minutes HIIT and then another 30 minutes steady state, moderate intensity cardio.
This works best as the HIIT will help increase the use of fat as a fuel source (once glycogen stores are used up) and then the steady state cardio exercise will continue using burning fat.
Try HIIT After Weight Lifting Is Completed
The second manner in which you can add HIIT to your program is doing it after weight lifting.
Now, you likely won’t attempt a HIIT after lower body training as that form of training is very intense itself.
However, you can try HIIT after upper body training.
The upper body training will have greatly depleted your muscle glycogen levels, so when you do HIIT, you’ll begin utilising fat as fuel.
This will be a very grueling workout, so it’s best performed by those who are at higher fitness levels.
Use A Mode That Stimulates Your Target Area
Another quick tip to ensure you burn cellulite effectively from your HIIT sessions is to utilise a mode of cardio that stimulates your problem area.
So for instance, if you have cellulite on the back of your thighs, you’ll want to find a cardio that works that area in particular.
Uphill walking or using the stepper would be two excellent options.
On the other hand, if you primarily have cellulite on your under arms, then considering the rower or the elliptical, which also calls into play your upper body, may be a superior choice.
The reason for this is because cellulite most frequently occurs in regions of the body where ‘stubborn fat’ is located.
By doing high intensity cardio training, you greatly speed up the level of blood flow to the tissue, therefore kick-starting the process of fat burning.
There are a few quick tips to help ensure your high intensity cardio burns cellulite the way you had hoped it would.
Also remember that none of this will be complete with a proper diet plan, so make sure you work on getting your nutrition up to par as well.