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A bubble-like appearance on your thighs can be caused by the presence of cellulite. Cellulite is fat that's deposited directly below the skin's surface, causing a dimpled appearance. Many different factors contribute toward the development of cellulite on your thighs, finds Medical News Today, including genetics, hormones and lifestyle. A combination of aerobic and strength-training exercises can help you lose the bubbles, or cellulite, on your thighs.
Cardiovascular exercise increases your heart rate and the blood flow through your body. As blood flow is stimulated, it also improves your circulation. This chain of events is beneficial to reducing cellulite on your thighs. Cardiovascular exercise such as brisk walking, jogging, bicycle riding and swimming can help you slim down and lose bubbles on your thighs. To lose excess fat, engage in at least 300 minutes of aerobic exercise per week. You can break this up into several short exercise sessions per day or exercise for an hour or longer four to six days per week. Increase your fat-burning potential by adding intervals into your cardio workouts. After five minutes of exercising at your normal pace, go faster for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat this throughout the workout to lose weight and cellulite faster.
Strength Training for Quadriceps and Hamstrings
Building muscle in your quadriceps and hamstrings can help smooth out the appearance of your skin and assist you in getting rid of the bubble-like appearance of your thighs. Engage in strength-training exercises two to three times per week, for 15 to 20 minutes per session. Work your quadriceps and hamstrings -- the muscles on the fronts and backs of your thighs -- by doing lunges and squats. Use your body weight to work the muscles or challenge them further by holding dumbbells or kettlebells while you perform these exercises. Aim for 24 repetitions of each; if need be, start with less and increase the number of repetitions you can perform as you're able to.
Strength Training for Inner and Outer Thighs
Excess fat in the inner and outer thigh areas can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and lead to a cottage cheese-like appearance on your thighs. As you drop the excess weight with aerobic exercise, you can firm and tone your inner and outer thighs to improve their appearance and get rid of cellulite. Leg swings are effective exercises to do, with or without the addition of ankle weights for added resistance. Stand behind a chair, holding on lightly for balance. Bring your right foot forward by 6 inches. Lift it up to the right as high as you can, and then lower it, crossing past your left foot as far as possible. Return to the starting position to complete one repetition. Perform 24 repetitions on each leg.
Combining your cardiovascular and strength-training workouts with a healthy diet can help you get rid of cellulite in a more timely and effective manner. Focus on eating a healthy diet that consists of fresh produce, lean protein, fiber-rich whole grains and low- to nonfat dairy. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated for exercise and normal daily activity. Avoid fatty or salty foods, and the consumption of too many carbohydrates, all of which can increase the presence of cellulite, according to Medical News Today.