While stretch marks are just a daily hassle for some women, there are ways to reduce their appearance with the use of exercise.
Rather than resorting to expensive and risky cosmetic procedures, simply try the following quick and relatively painless workouts which will have your skin looking brand new in no time.
This exercise works the chest and core muscles by tightening up the skin – especially if you already suffer from stretch marks on your cleavage.
Start in a pushup position with your arms bended and hands flat on the ground, then push off to one side and extend your arm upwards. Twist your torso and this way your ankles will develop into a line in the centre. Repeat this step on both sides of your body.
Lateral leg circles
Targeted to the bottom half of your body, leg circles are the best way to tone your leg muscles and also smooth out any lines or stretch marks. Use an exercise ball for extra stability, or just kneel on the floor with one side of body leaning against the wall.
Leg pelvic thrust
Do you have any irritating stretch marks on your bottom that just won’t go away? Say goodbye to those pesky marks on your skin by performing a leg pelvic thrust. Lie down with both of your knees bent at a 90º angle, then slowly push your right leg off of the floor.
This should leave your hips flexed outwards and your arms down flat by your side. Extend your right leg upwards (or as high as you can), before switching to the other side.
Keep stretch marks away by taking part in consistent strength training exercises. Not only will this tone the entire body, but it will easily reduce the appearance of existing stretch marks as you train.
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