Your connective tissue is like a thin layer of plastic wrap that covers the surface of every muscle. Therefore, when this connective tissues becomes dry or blocked, the underlying fat is able to push through and appears as unsightly & dimpled cellulite on the skin. Hence, the foam roller helps to break up those dense areas and blockages which helps with blood circulation.
Below are 5 ways to use a roller to get rid of cellulite:
1. Back of the thigh roll
Try sitting on a mat with the roller under your upper leg. Try to place your hands on the mat behind you, with your fingers reaching back and the chest open. Press your hands into the mat to lift up your hips.
Engage your core while pressing your hands into the mat, and then roll yourself. By so doing, this will help strengthen your bones. Repeat this movement eight to ten times.
2. Front of the thigh roll
Lay on a flat surface with your belly facing the flat surface, try putting your elbow under your shoulders and your palm down. Keep your legs straight & then place the roller just above the front of your knees. Put your hands down to help support and protect your lower back. Roll the roller up the front of your thighs to your hip bone. Press the roller down to just above the front of your knees. Repeat this movement eight to ten times.
3. Figure four
Sit on the roller and reach your left arm behind you with your left palm on the mat for stability. Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Shift your weight slightly over to the right hip area and then roll back. Roll in circles as this will help increase the circulation of blood flow. Repeat this movement on the other side.
4. Inverted roll
Lie on a flat surface with your knees bent and your feet hip width apart. Lift your hips off the flat surface and then slide the roller under your hips. Then release your knees over to the right and then over to the left. Then continue to roll it side to side & try this eight times on each side. By doing so, the cellulite will disappear and the circulation of blood will improve instantly.
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