Waist trainers are a good option for you if you are trying to shed some weight off your belly and get rid of those love handles. Waist trainers also work in that they give you a better posture, and they increase your confidence when you wear them as shapewear.
A waist trainer is an item of clothing that is made of latex, Lycra, cotton, or polyester. It is usually very strong and is worn for the purpose of trimming the waist and flattening the stomach.
Waist trainers are different from corsets in the way they look, the way they are used, and the results you can achieve with them, are also a bit different.
Knowing what a waist trainer is, and what a corset is, will help you decide which type of waist training garment you want to use for yourself.
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What Is The Difference Between A Waist Trainer And A Corset?
- A waist trainer is typically made of latex and/or lycra and cotton and is fastened by a zipper or rows of eyes and hooks.
- A corset looks like the traditional corset you have probably seen in depictions of Victoria-era ladies, with steel boning and typically fastened by lacing them up the back.
- A waist trainer is more flexible, allowing you to work out while wearing it, and it also promotes sweating, making you shed water weight.
- A corset is very stiff, greatly restricting movement and proper lung increase due to inhalation. As such, it is not good for exercising while you have it on.
- A waist trainer produces temporary results, and the garment itself doesn’t last a long time (you will need to get new ones after a while).
- A corset can be used for years, as long as the steel boning is intact and the laces don’t break, and with continued use produces exaggerated semi-permanent results.
How Do Waist Trainers Work?
Having established that waist trainers actually do work, how exactly do they produce results?
- A waist trainer reshapes your midsection, changing the positions of water weight and fat in that area, and giving you a slimmer midsection.
- A waist trainer aids in proper posture, forcing you to sit, stand and walk with your back in the right position, this preventing you from getting back aches and waist pains.
Thus, waist trainers do work if you use them in the right way.
How Do I Use A Waist Trainer?
- For the best results, you need to know your waist size, and get a trainer that is a size or two smaller, and preferably with three or more rows of clasps.
- Break in, or season, your waist trainer by wearing it an hour a day, letting your body get used to wearing a waist trainer. After some days, you can wear it up to four hours a day.
- Ensure that you exercise your core before, during, and after you wear a waist trainer. This will prevent your core muscles from atrophying.
- Regular exercise and healthy eating is important when using a waist trainer.
Thirty days of waist training will give you viable proof that it works. Never forget that you need to live a healthy lifestyle to get the best results out of waist trainers because you can’t wear one forever.