We love the benefits of waist training. Not only does it slim your midsection, but this practice also:
- Enhances your workouts
- Boosts confidence
- Helps your clothes fit better
- Helps you stay motivated with your health and fitness goals
- Supports your back for better posture
Once you get started, you may be wondering how you can take your results even further! Whether you’re new to waist training or want to enhance your current practice, there are always ways you can elevate your waist training results. Here are our suggestions for getting the most out of your waist training experience.
WEAR A WAIST TRAINER EVERY DAY
To be effective, waist training is like many other lifestyle practices in that consistency is key! You won’t get optimal results if you wear your waist trainer irregularly.
We recommend wearing a waist trainer 8–12 hours a day for the best results. If you’re not accustomed to this practice, take some time to work up to this consistency. Since waist trainers are high-compression garments, it takes time for your body to adjust to the way they feel and for the garments themselves to break in and mould to your figure. In this way, wearing a waist trainer is similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes.
Start by wearing your waist trainer for just an hour or two at first. Then gradually add more hours each day. Once you’re up to several hours, you can break your time of wear into two periods on the same day. If you stick with a daily regimen, you should be comfortable wearing a waist trainer all day after a few weeks.
From then on, plan on wearing your waist trainer daily if you want to continue seeing results. While you can take a day off occasionally, try to make that the exception and not the rule. In order to make this practice the most comfortable and effective, invest in a high-quality waist trainer that is designed to be worn all day under most outfits.
USE A WAIST TRAINER TO INTENSIFY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to incorporate exercise into your routine if you want to see the best results from your waist training. Fortunately, waist training and exercise go hand in hand. A workout band waist trainer can amplify most workouts and keep you on track with your fitness regimen.
You can experience the benefits of a workout band whether you’re going for a brisk walk or doing an all-out sweat fest. We recommend wearing one whenever you’re on the move. For the best results with sculpting your curves, aim to work out five days a week for at least 30 minutes, using a healthy mix of cardio and strength training.
USE A STEEL-BONED CORSET
If you have used a latex waist trainer for a while, the next step you may want to take in your waist training regimen is introducing a steel-boned corset to your wardrobe. This type of garment is similar to its latex cousin, but it can create even more dramatic waist-slimming results.
You can wear a corset every day as part of a waist training regimen, just like a latex cincher. Just remember to season the garment first; in other words, wear it loosely for a couple of hours every day for about two weeks before pulling the laces tight. Also, note that a corset is not designed to wear during workouts. But you can easily alternate between a corset and workout band as needed to get the most out of your fitness and waist training routine.
FOLLOW HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PRACTICES
Waist training is not magic, and it naturally works best when you pair this practice with a healthy lifestyle. We’ve already discussed the importance of an effective workout routine. You should also consider other lifestyle habits including nutrition, hydration, sleep and other types of self-care.
Crash diets don’t work if you want long-term results. We recommend focusing on whole foods that taste good. Avoid added sugars, processed foods and high-calorie drinks. Track your water intake, as you may be perspiring more when you’re waist training. Work with a nutritionist to find a plan best suited for your needs.
The more you’re taking care of yourself with adequate sleep, relaxation, recreation, stress relief and social support, the better you’re going to feel about yourself and the more motivated you’re going to be to follow through with waist training and other health goals. These practices work together so you can look and feel your best.
WAIST TRAIN WITH FRIENDS
It’s a lot more fun to be healthy and try to slim down with friends! Whether you’re in a wedding that you want to look great at, or if you just want to look good at the pool or beach this summer, grab a couple of girlfriends and hold each other accountable! You can track your progress together, work out together, meal prep together, or do whatever you enjoy to stay on track.