Cankles are one of the most dreaded physical appearance issues. Many women suffer from this problem, but that makes it no less distressing when youâ€™re a sufferer. The word â€ścankleâ€ť is a mix of the words calf and ankle. It refers to the ankle and calf having no definition and, therefore, looking straight without a natural curve. If the sufferer doesnâ€™t have well-developed calf muscles, she may suffer from cankles. In other cases, there may be lots of fatty tissue on the lower leg causing the condition. Women with cankles often refuse to wear swimsuits, shorts or short skirts. They avoid strappy sandals and try to hide their legs as much as possible. These women often wonder if exercise could solve their problems.
How Often Should I Do Cankle Exercise?
Everyoneâ€™s body is unique. However, it is possible to improve the appearance of the lower leg through cankle exercise. Weight training and healthy eating can sometimes be effective in minimizing the problem.
It isnâ€™t possible to spot-reduce fat in the area. However, it is possible to tone the calf muscle, as well as increase it in size. This can create the illusion of greater lower leg definition.
The best way to build muscle in the lower leg is to use resistance exercises. These are more effective than cardiovascular exercises, such as running. For some women, incorporating calf muscle exercises into their lives three to four times per week can help. This is especially the case when they eat healthily.
Weight training tones the calf muscles. This improves their appearance for a more shapely, attractive leg.
What Types Of Cankle Exercise Should I Do?
Here are some examples of cankle exercises you may wish to try.
- Weighted calf raises — These require weights, such as dumbbells or kettlebells. You need to stand with your feet apart, holding the weights down at your side. Extend your arms and relax your shoulders. Put your body weight onto the balls of your feet. Push your body up, pressing your weight downward and lifting your heels up. Hold, then, return your heels to the ground. Repeat for three sets of 15.
- Seated calf raises â€“ Youâ€™ll require a barbell or sandbag for this exercise. Sit in a chair, keeping the weight across your thighs. Dig your toes down to the ground. Push your weight upward. Bring your heels up from the ground. Hold for a moment. Return your heels to the ground. Repeat for three sets of 20.
- Lunge calf raises â€“ Youâ€™ll need a medicine ball or kettlebell for this exercise. Stand with your weight held in front of your chest. Take a step forward. Dip down to a lunge. Keep your legs bent at a 90-degree angle. Lift the front footâ€™s heel, digging the toes down to the ground. Hold for a moment then return your heel to the ground. Repeat for three sets of 10 for each leg.
- Jumping rope â€“ Jumping rope is something that is often thought of as childâ€™s play. But, itâ€™s ideal for your calves. Keep your elbows close to your body and stay up on the balls of your feet. Try five sets of jumping rope for one minute each. Rest for 60 seconds in between.
What Do I Do If the Cankle Exercises Donâ€™t Work?
If youâ€™ve tried dieting and exercises and had no success, there is another option. Cankle liposuction is an effective and permanent solution to your lower leg problems.
Liposuction involves removing excess fat from the calf and ankle area. A cosmetic surgeon would cut small incisions into the affected area and insert a cannula to remove the fat cells. A cannula is a small tube. The cosmetic surgeon performs the procedure while the patient is under a local anesthetic. This means the patient is awake during the surgery for a faster recovery and reduced risks.
At ArtLipo, our expert cosmetic surgeons specialize in advanced cankle liposuction techniques. We use an Interactive Lipo method, which is a pioneering method in the industry. Dr. Su, the owner of ArtLipo, created Interactive Lipo. We guarantee it will produce impressive results. Thanks to Dr. Suâ€™s outstanding experience and artistic skill, you can rely on this procedure to get the results you demand.
When our cosmetic surgeons perform the Interactive Lipo, the patient can move into different positions. This means the cosmetic surgeon can get a better and full 360-degree sculpting technique. Also, since the patient can tense the muscle, there is a more stable surface to sculpt on. The result is a more complete and accurate definition of the calf muscle and ankle.
Contact ArtLipo today to find out more about our cankle liposuction procedure. We are here to give you advice so you can make an informed choice about the right treatment for you. Weâ€™ll help you to feel and look your best.