Updated: Jun 15
The first type of training is everyday waist training which is usually constructed with a latex core and fasten in the front using hook-and-eye closures. The second type of training is workout waist training which is similar, except they are usually shorter and more durable since they are designed to be worn during vigorous movements. Both workout waist trainers and everyday waist trainers come in a “band” style or a “vest” style with shoulder straps. Vests provide more support for the bust and back.
Now that we have broken down what waist training is and the types of trainers there are, let's get to your questions!
1. How is it supposed to fit?
The best way I can describe how a waist trainer should feel like would be just like how leggings feel. Your trainer should feel snug to your waist enough that you feel you are obligated to have a proper posture. You should be able to breathe regularly and normally and go about your business. When you put on a waist trainer for the first time, especially if you’ve never worn one before, it generally feels very snug and stiff which may give you difficulty bending at the waist. This is totally normal until your trainer stretches a bit and you my dear start shrinking that waistline!
2. How long do you wear the waist trainer?
I wear my waist trainer 2-6 hrs depending on my goals during that specific time (Summer and Winter changes). I wear my everyday garment under my clothes and you can't even notice it. I wear my workout garment when I do cardio and when I work out legs/glutes. When participating in my favorite cardio which is Zumba, I add the trainer for extra sweat around the waistline. During my leg & glute workouts, I tend to wear the trainer for proper poster while squatting as well as lower back support. Once you’ve ensured that you have a waist trainer that fits, you can start preparing to wear it for longer periods of time. The best way to do this is to gradually add more time each day.
3. What is your waist training routine?
Just like anything else, the key to successful waist training is consistency. I wear my everyday trainer 3-4 times a week for 2-5 hours a day. My workout trainer is utilized cardio days which are once a week (at the moment) and during leg days for the extra back support which is 2-3 times a week. Wearing a waist trainer during workouts stimulates heat in your core, which in return helps you to sweat harder and experience a more effective workout.
4. What garments do you use?
I want you ladies to know I will always put you on to the real authentic best products that I have utilized myself and have had results with. Use belt during any type of workout for an extra sweat session.
Workout Garment: http://mintswim.bigcartel.com/product/sweat-belt (Increase Sweat Production around waistline during workouts)
I have a code here for you ladies to use: REMY 10 to save some $$. I wear a Small and I love working out in this one. Gives you great posture also! Win + Win!!
Everyday Black Garment: (For Sculpting)
I use this one for everyday activities around the house while doing chores, morning walks, going grocery shopping, doing laundry, etc.
I hope you learned a lot about how to start waist training and motivate you to give it a try! If you need help picking the right waist trainer for you, feel free to contact me. I know I went through a trial and error period with trainers (learning curve), but eventually, you will find the perfect fit. and slimming goals. If you stick with it, you will see the benefits sooner than even you might have expected to. Some women start to see drastic results after just a few weeks!
5. Why waist train?
It motivates and accelerates your weight loss around the targeted area. As I have said previously, it also helps to keep perfect posture especially when sitting for numerous hours at a computer like myself. Waist training has several different benefits and for me, it was a major part of my weight loss and slimming goals. If you stick with it, you will see the benefits sooner than even you might have expected to. Some women start to see drastic results after just a few weeks!
I hope you learned a lot about how to start waist training and motivates you to give it a try! If you need help picking the right waist trainer for you, feel free to contact me. I know I went through a trial and error period with trainers (learning curve), but eventually you will find the perfect fit.
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