Anti cellulite foam roller basic exercises
As I've seen from my past articles, people seem to be more and more interested in doing foam roller exercises. It's true that they've grown in importance in the past couple of years, many gyms even incorporating them in their equipment. Besides being very good for stretching, foam rollers are a great way to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Foam roller anti cellulite exercises
The foam roller is a very versatile accessory that you can use to remove cellulite in all your body parts. Foam rollers are thick pieces of foam used for different types of exercises. Foam roller exercises help to massage areas and break up the interwoven fat fibers.
They increase the flow of nutrient rich blood to these areas. It also helps to stretch connective tissues and improve circulation. This enables the body to expel abnormal fluid retention and toxins. Here are some foam roller exercises that can help to improve the appearance of your legs.
1. Foam rollers for the cellulite on the front thighs
This is the easiest foam roller exercise and it comes with the added benefit of a wonderful massage. For this one, you will have to place the foam roller in the front of your body. Place your thighs on the roller and use your hands to balance yourself. Move back and forth from your knee using your hands right up to your hip. This will help to massage and smoothen out the skin and all the cellulite on your thighs. Beginners can use their toes to push themselves forward, but my recommendation is to try to just pull and push yourself with your arms in order to get the best anti cellulite results from the foam roller massage.
Performing these foam roller exercises for 20 minutes daily should be enough to get rid of cellulite. However, it's important to be regular with these exercises. You can do this by including foam roller exercises in your daily workout schedule.
2. Foam rollers on the hamstrings
This may seem a little hard to do, but with a little practice it should not be difficult. To perform this foam roller exercise, you simply have to lie on top of the roller. Place your hands behind your back and then maneuver yourself forwards and backwards. Avoid rolling over the sensitive areas behind your knee. This foam roller exercise will require more balance than the others.
3. Outer thigh foam roller exercises
Place the foam roller on the ground and lie sideways on it. Roll out your outer thigh, which is also known as the iliotibial band (or IT) band. This is a muscle which runs from the knee to the hip. Remember to stop and massage the tender areas for a few seconds.
These are usually the areas with tighter muscle tissues and you may experience some pain when massaging those areas. It becomes easier after you do it for a few days and get used to the techniques.