There’s a particular practice that has been made quite popular in the last while; a trend many women are keen to try, but don’t know whether it really works.
It’s been praised by celebrities as the key to achieving a tinier waist and a fabulousfigure - and it’s known as the practice of waist training.
If you’ve heard of waist, you’ll be familiar with the corset-type garment that is worn to give the appearance of a sleek and slender waist.
But, you may still have questions about how it works and, more particularly, does it really work.
Let’s dive into the topic so that you can understand if waist training is right for you!
Waist training 101
Waist training involves wearing a corset that is made of stiff latex, which is a type of strong, elasticated material that covers the area around your abdomen. It cinches your waist to create the appearance of a slim and sleek waistline through a combination of support and compression of the abdominal area.
Immediately upon putting the garment on, you’ll see noticeable results.
The waist trainer pulls in your waist to create a slimmer, smoother appearance while also creating a desirable hourglass figure.
These results are, at first, temporary, because the area is simply being held in one place by the garment. So, once removed, your torso quickly returns to the shape it was before you put the garment on.
Fortunately, there is a way we can encourage the waist area to hold the shape and actually transform your shape, rather than having it bounce back every time you pop off your waist cincher.
This method involves using the garment as a training device - just like you would use weights and exercise to train your muscles to change shape, so too can you train your waist to keep the slim and delicate appearance, even without the corset on!
As many can testify, these results are entirely achievable and produce lasting results for enhancing your shape.
How to use a waist trainer for lasting results
It’s important to remember that the size of your waist trainer and the duration you wear it are important factors dictating the results.
For lasting results, start by wearing your waist trainer on the most comfortable setting. This will likely be the largest size to begin with.
Keep your waist trainer on for approximately 2-3 hours a day for the first three days. After that, you can gradually increase the length of time you wear the corset each day.
After some time, you’ll be able to comfortably wear your waist trainer for the whole day or overnight. At this point, you’ll want to tighten the waist trainer to a smaller setting. Once again, you’ll experience some discomfort, but this should go away quickly.
The noticeable results of waist training
As you slowly decrease the size of your waist trainer, you’ll notice the ability to wear even a smaller size more comfortably and notice your waist size shrinking along with it.
Additionally, the compression which the waist trainer provides on the stomach and intestines can act as something of a non-invasive lap-band, essentially applying pressure which reduces the ability and desire to eat large meals.
This effect can prevent overeating and allow you to be more in touch with your body’s hunger and fullness levels, thus promoting better eating habits and weight loss.
This combination of improving eating habits and decreasing waist size through abdominal compression acts as an effective duo for reshaping your torso and achieving lasting results.
Additionally, if exercise is added into the mix, this can drastically improve your results. You can even wear your waist trainer during exercise to provide extra support for your torso to maintain proper form.
In this case, the direction of muscle growth can also be influenced by the shape of your waist trainer, thus accentuating your hourglass figure even further!
It’s undeniable that waist training can be a powerful tool for changing your shape. But, the results of waist training also depend on what you put into it.
Many people have difficulties easing into the discomfort experienced when initially starting waist training. Or, they might assume that wearing a waist trainer for an hour or two a day is enough to achieve dramatic results. However, that’s not quite the case.
To keep your expectations in line with the potential results, understand that waist training isn’t meant to be a quick and easy solution to permanently transform your body in an instant.
Although you’ll see an instant change while you are wearing it, it takes time and effort to alter your body shape permanently. After all, it’s called waist training for a reason.
Additionally, using waist training alongside proper nutrition and exercise will allow you to achieve the best possible results, which are truly lasting.
With dedication and commitment, this trio can have extraordinary results for achieving better posture, a slimmer and trimmer waistline and, the hourglass figure that you’ve dreamed of!