Do you have those little unsightly marks that seem to show up in all the wrong places? Yes…stretch marks. If you’ve noticed them on your arms, thighs, buttocks, stomach or breasts, you’re probably wishing you could get rid of them for good.
There are ways to reduce the appearance of them through the use of creams, topical ointments and even surgery. But, there are also certain workouts you can do to help reduce the appearance of them as well.
Exercise actually works best because it helps to tighten the skin and keep it healthy with proper blood circulation.
Here are 3 exercises that will help those marks fade based on each area of the body:
Got stretch marks on the hips and thighs?
Try exercises that build and tone your leg muscles such as lateral leg circles. The goal is to make a total of at least 10 circles going forward and 10 going backwards. You should have 20 repetitions on each leg. Don’t move your hips during this exercise though. The goal is to firm up the muscles and skin underneath the stretch marks on the thighs.
Got stretch marks on the buttocks and glutes?
Then you want to go for exercises that target the butt. Floor exercises that concentrate on each butt cheek as well as squats will work wonders to help tighten up the muscles and skin.
Got stretch marks on the chest or belly?
This isn’t a desirable place for stretch marks at all, especially if you enjoy wearing bathing suits and halter tops. If you want to tighten up the skin on your chest, do exercises that will help to firm up your cleavage. For exercises that will tighten up the belly, planks will work great.
Keep this up for a few weeks and you’ll start to notice the difference in the appearance of your stretch marks.