The backstory Famous sisters Kim and Khloe have fueled plenty of interest in this trend, by posting Instagram photos of themselves in recent months wearing waist-training devices—essentially, bands of material that wrap tightly around the waist and lower rib cage to provide an instantly slimming, hourglass look. Other models and celebs have touted the benefits […]
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What Is Waist Training?
Before you start your waist training routine you should understand exactly what waist training is.
Waist training is a process that involves wearing a latex waist trainer or a tight laced corset to cinch in your waistline. It’s used to give women a more exaggerated hourglass figure with a really small waist but the hips remain with curves.
This process doesn’t happen overnight. You will not instantly lose 5 inches off your waist by wearing the trainer for a day. You may find that the waist trainer does pull you in and you could realistically measure an inch or two smaller when you wear the trainer.
Over a period of the time, your body actually gets trained to be pulled in at the waist. This is not a permanent thing but is rather semi-permananet. That means if you stop wearing your waist trainer for a long period of time you will most likely notice your waist go back to where it used to be.
You won’t have to wear your waist trainer every hour of the day, but you will find that the more you do wear it the faster the results you will get. This also means even when you have cinched in your waist to the size you want you still may have to wear the trainer or corset for a few hours every few days to keep that appearance up.
How To Choose A Waist Trainer
When it comes to choosing a waist trainer, you want to make sure you go with the best waist trainer that you can afford. There really is no point to buying a cheap, unstructured trainer that won’t give your results.
If you are just starting out you most likely want to choose a basic latex waist shaper to start off with. With these waist shapers you don’t have to worry about lacing up a corset or how to hide the corset under your clothes. Instead the latex shaper has a simple metal closure on the front and it can easily be worn under all types of clothing.
Not every waist shaper is made the same though. You need one that is tight enough to pull your waist in and has enough structure so it doesn’t simply just roll over. It needs to be tight, but it shouldn’t be painfully tight. There are lots of trainers that have a comfortable lining to help with nay irritations as well as a smoother outer appearance so it’s not noticeable.
If you want something a little more advanced you may be interested in a waist training corset. These are actual steel boned corsets that lace up the back and really pull in your waist.
For some women these corsets are too much but for some others they really enjoy seeing the results and don’t mind the fuss of the corset.
If you are looking for a corset for waist training you want to be sure that you buy a quality product that not only has really great structure (boning) but is also adjustable and will last you through for quite some time. If you are looking for a corset, check out our selection for the best waist training corsets so you don’t waste your time and money on cheap corsets that don’t give you results.
How To Get Started with Your Waist Training Program
waist training tipsOnce you get your waist trainer you should make sure that it fits properly. It should be tight on your core area but it shouldn’t be so tight that you have trouble breathing or experience any pain. It may not be super comfortable which is why you need to gradually work your way up to wearing the trainer for longer periods of time.
Also, the shaper should close properly with no bulging and it shouldn’t ride up or roll over. This is a sign that the shaper is too small for your right now and you should order a larger size to start out with.
As mentioned waist training is a gradual process that takes some breaking into to. Your waist trainer should be broken in first before you start wearing it for 8 hours a day. Be careful to not over train in the first days and weeks after your start your program.
Also, be sure if you have a waist shaper that has two different sets of hook closures, wear it on the first set to begin with. Once it is broken in, you can move the closing to the second set.
For most waist training beginners you should aim for about 2-3 hours a day of wearing your trainer. You can start out even slower if you want if you still feel like that is too much for you. You should try for at least an hour a day for the first week you have your trainer.
You can wear it whenever you like from getting ready in the morning to watching TV at night.
After your first week of waist training, you can start gradually adding an hour to your program. You should try to get to the point were you can wear the trainer for at least 8-10 hours of your day. If you want to see even more drastic results you can aim for wearing it throughout your whole day.
You may notice that your corset shaper may start to get too loose on your waist after some time. This means that first of all, the waist training is working and your waist is shrinking and secondly, it may be time to buy a new trainer in a smaller size.
When it comes to your waist training program you should also try to adopt a healthier lifestyle when it comes to eating and exercise. When you pair healthy eating along with regular exercise with your waist training program you will see results faster.
You may also find that when wearing your waist shaper you are unable to eat larger meals because your stomach is constricted and not able to expand fully. This can help you with weight loss since you won’t be overindulging, which in return helps you see your waist get smaller.
When Do You Start Seeing Results?
There are some women who start waist training and then in two weeks wonder why they aren’t seeing any results yet. The thing to keep in mind is that every person’s body is different and there are so many different factors that go into when you will see results from waist training.
For some women who may have a bigger waist to start with they may see visible results in as little as 3 weeks while other women who may already have less fat and smaller measurements to start with may take more than two months to really see results.
Another factor in when you will see results is how consistent you are when it comes to wearing your waist trainer. If you only wear it for 2 hours a day you aren’t going to see results as fast as someone who may wear it 8 hours a day. The key to cinching in your waist with this method is “training” your body, which takes consistency and time.
Waist Training Tips To Remember
The most important thing to remember when it comes to waist training is to be patient. Your waist isn’t going to shrink 5 inches overnight. It can actually do more harm than good to rush the waist training process.
Be sure that you are staying properly hydrated whenever wearing your waist trainer. The way that they trainer works is that it increases thermal activity in the core area which increases perspiration. The more you perspire the more water you need to drink to replace those fluids.
If at any time you are feeling too uncomfortable or the waist trainer prevents you from doing any type of activity, take it off. You may have to switch up the time you wear the trainer or you may have to try a different type of waist shaper.
Waist training doesn’t cost you that much but you definitely want to make sure you are buying a quality made waist trainer or corset that does it’s job properly. You may be tempted to buy some cheap $20 trainer but you most likely will get frustrated with before you see any type of results. Spend the extra money and get the best.
Lastly, if you really want to see results from waist training you have to be consistent. It may be uncomfortable in the beginning but that is why you work your way up to longer stretches of time. If you don’t consistently wear your shaper in the beginning you may never see results or you may quit before your body has the ability to start benefiting from the training.