Beginner Instructions For Waist Training
It can be intimidating to try a waist trainer for the first time. However, these tools have been widely used by women for centuries, and the basic idea of the corset hasn’t changed much in modern times. These garments are now commonly used by all genders to help support skin tightening after maternity, amp up workouts, create smoother lines when wearing silhouette-hugging clothes and more.
Read on for more information on how to use a waist trainer safely.
What Are Waist Trainers?
The waist trainers of today are usually made from a thick, sturdy fabric that typically is fastened via laces or hook-and-eye clasps. These trainers help create an hourglass shape by molding the body and encouraging lighter meals and better posture. With increased wear, these trainers can help shape the body to hold the form of the product. It’s also recommended to wear the trainer while working out (once you’re comfortable with it), to increase sweating and encourage greater weight loss.
The most important thing to consider when shopping for a waist trainer is finding the right size. It might seem obvious to think that a smaller-sized trainer would yield better, faster results, but that is not the case. For safety, comfort and the best possible outcome, choose a trainer that fits comfortably. If you are between the available sizes, opt for the larger size. Comfort is key, especially because the benefits of a trainer are derived from duration of use.
How to Use a Waist Trainer
Instructions for waist training can vary by type of product and purpose of use, but there are some basic, universal guidelines you can follow.
When you first start using your waist trainer, wear it only for as long as you feel comfortable. Go into the experience with the expectation that it will take time to get used to the garment and to see results. It is normal to feel tightness of breath, as well as the discomfort that comes with being forced into constantly perfect posture. There are other effects too, such as difficulty eating and drinking — but, to many users, these issues are worth it.
Like any new attempt at better habits, it will take time to get used to your waist trainer and to see its results. Sticking with it, even through mild discomfort, is key. With regular use, you should find it easier to keep it on for longer periods.
Once you feel good about extended hours of use, you can start to use the trainer while exercising for increased benefits. However, you should make sure your trainer is of the best type for exercise. For instance, corsets are not recommended, as they can lose their shape.
When wearing a waist trainer, it is important to listen to your body. For instance, if you are in pain, short of breath or deeply uncomfortable, consider loosening the trainer or shortening the amount of time you wear it. Recognize the difference between true warning signs and the natural process of getting used to the product. Knowing how to listen to the natural signals of your body can help maximize the potential benefits of your waist trainer.
JSCULPT™ Fitness is ready to help you find the most appropriate waist trainer to meet your goals on your weight loss journey. With an extensive catalogue of waist trainers — including corsets and cinchers — as well as a comprehensive size guide, there’s sure to be a garment for you. Contact us today to get your new fitness regime started.