Until recently, I had never heard of waist training. Waist training has become quite popular because of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, who flaunts a tiny waspie waist. So, what exactly is it, and how do I go about doing it? Is it also safe to do so?
What Is Waist Training and Why Should You Do It?
Waist training, also known as waist cinching, is a method of reducing your natural waist measurement over time by wearing waist trainers or waist cinchers. Compression, rather than weight loss, is used to produce waist reduction.
Is It Better To Use A Waist Trainer Or A Waist Cincher?
If you’re unsure if you need waist trainers or waist cinchers, don’t worry; they’re the same thing. They go by several names depending on the brand, and in Brazil, they’re referred to as FAJAS!
The Powerful Stuff!
Your waist cincher must be Incredibly Powerful to provide super strong compression! BONED waist cinchers manufactured of LATEX or RUBBER are the most durable. This may sound a little frightening (pictures of rubber-clad ladies wielding whips come to mind!) But don’t be concerned. These don’t torture devices; in fact, they appear to be pretty standard. The boning is hidden inside the structure of the waist trainer, and the exterior layer appears fine in most waist trainers.
Eyes & Hooks
Look for waist cinchers with hooks and eyes that fasten down the front. These are the ones you should utilise to slim down your waist. Double columns of hooks and eyes are standard (and sometimes triple). The idea is that you start with the widest setting possible. After a few days of wearing your waist trainer like this, you can progress to the next, tighter level. This can significantly assist you in progressively training your waist.
Waist cinchers with zips and step-in type waist cinchers are available. These aren’t recommended for waist training because they don’t provide enough compression.
Is it necessary to use angled boning?
Vertical boning is common in waist cinchers. Because it goes against your natural shape, it helps to pull everything in and compress you. This has the most potent waist training effect.
ANGLED boning is used in workout waist trainers. The purpose of having angled boning is to provide you with more movement flexibility. People prefer to exercise while using waist trainers, and they’re meant to help you lose weight and train your waist while also increasing the efficiency of your workout. Regular waist cinchers might obstruct your activity, and therefore the angled boning is a better option.
Because I am a bit lazy and haven’t been to the gym in years, I can’t offer you a solid response on how well workout waist trainers function. Take a look at the photographs of workout waist training on Instagram. They’re pretty inspiring, and the ladies on there are achieving their goals!
Which Waist Trainer Size Should I Choose?
We offer good sizing guides for all of the waist trainers and waist cinchers we sell. Would you please follow them or seek my advice if you have any questions? The most important thing to remember is that your waist trainer should be VERY TIGHTLY fitted. If it doesn’t, you won’t get any waist training effects; it will give you a fantastic, thinner waist while you’re wearing it, but just while you’re wearing it.
Many of my customers purchase their waist trainers in a SMALL size, and they wear them VERY TIGHT and get fantastic results. Please be aware that if you choose a smaller waist trainer, something will have to give – bones will shatter (not yours, the waist trainers), and hooks and eyes will pull. I do have a lovely lady who appears to purchase a waist trainer every month, and she has to truly put it to the test!
How Long Do I Have To Wear A Waist Trainer?
You should wear your waist trainer for 8 to 10 hours a day, every day for a week to a fortnight, to see fantastic improvements. The speed with which you see benefits depends entirely on your body, and women who have just given birth have reported the quickest results. We believe this is because your body has naturally grown due to your pregnancy, giving you more room to push everything back in.
Recovery After Childbirth
The Esbelt Waist Cincher was designed to aid with Post-Partum (immediately after having a baby) and Post-Surgery recuperation. The concept of putting everything back in place after a pregnancy dates back centuries; numerous tribes used to bind their waists after pregnancy to return to their pre-pregnancy size. If you decide to utilise a waist trainer for post-partum rehabilitation, always see your doctor or midwife first, especially if you had a c-section or other issues during your pregnancy.
What Is The Duration Of The Effects?
Waist training produces semi-permanent benefits. If you do waist training for a few weeks as a one-time exercise, your waist will gradually revert to its original size. Regular waist training, on the other hand, will yield better long-term results. It does, however, necessitate patience and perseverance!
Because it is more of a “moving things back to their original place” type of thing, the results of post-partum recovery are more permanent.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #1
When you take your waist trainer out of the package, it will smell like rubber because of the high latex/rubber content. I recommend that you leave it out in the open for a few hours. If it’s still stinky, give it a good sponge off with some pleasant-smelling water!
Top Waist Trainer Tip #2
If you’ve picked a VERY SMALL waist trainer to honestly go for it with waist training, put it on when lying down in bed. Begin at the top with the top hook and eye and work your way down. For some reason, lying down is quite beneficial!
Top Waist Trainer Tip #3
Hand wash your waist trainer at all times. Please do not put it in the dryer or the washing machine. Bones will break, and latex/rubber will disintegrate as a result of this. Also, dry it away from direct heat, such as a heater, and dry it flat, as if it were a sweater.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #4
Tuck your waist trainer’s bottom inside your knickers. This will help you get a smoother line beneath your garments, and it also aids in keeping it in place and preventing it from rolling up.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #5
Try a waist cincher vest instead of a waist cincher if you notice yourself bursting out over the top of your waist cincher. This is significantly higher on the back and aids in the creation of an immaculate line. Esbelt makes a great waist-cinching vest. This waist cincher is just as effective as their original (very best-selling) waist cincher, but it comes with shoulder straps and a high back to hide any overhang.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #6
Put a tight-fitting vest over your top if your waist trainer shows through your top. This will assist in smoothing out any lines under your garments, giving you a more excellent silhouette.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #7
Please keep in mind that it won’t last forever if you’re utilising your waist cincher as a waist trainer. It will eventually break if you put it under a lot of strain by wearing it in a tight setting, and you’ll need to buy a new one once the bones have snapped.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #8
If you’re going out for a heavy meal, don’t wear your waist trainer. When you use your waist trainer, you may notice that your hunger is significantly reduced. When you consider what a waist trainer accomplishes, you’ll see that it compresses everything it covers. Your stomach is included in this. This appeals to several ladies, including myself, as any diminution in my voracious appetite is always good! If you’re going out for a nice supper, though, it might not be practical.
Top Waist Trainer Tip #9
Waist trainers are pretty beneficial to your posture, and they help you stand up straighter and taller because of their firmness. Simply standing up straighter makes you appear leaner and so more attractive. Plus, it makes your boobs look bigger and more lifted!!
Top Waist Trainer Tip #10
Another benefit of wearing a waist trainer is that it significantly reduces lower back pain. When my back begins to “go,” I quickly put on my waist trainer. It provides a lot of support, and I’m sure it’s saved me some money on osteopath visits!