It is always an exciting time when first starting a waist training routine. At this stage, you are most likely full of motivation, piling up ideas on how to maintain it, researching delicious recipes that are both healthy and filling, and also probably learning easy exercises to compliment this journey.
Just like in every new habit we try to form, sometimes this drive can dip out and weaken over time. Similarly, when we have a goal in mind, we are determined to achieve it as fast and efficiently as we can. If either one of this is true for you, you might already be thinking of ways to speed up your results and get your ideal figure as soon as possible. Luckily, there are a few ways to do just that. Here are the top 5 ways to speed up your core waist training results:
Keep a daily waist training routine
One of the best ways to get results fast is by being consistent with your schedule. The more you train your waist, the faster it learns to mold into your ideal figure. Maintaining a regular schedule also helps keep the form for a longer duration, which is perfect for those aiming for long-term results, and not just for a specific event coming up.
Starting a daily routine, however, comes with a set of 3 safety guidelines that everyone should adhere to.
#1 Take it slow. Whether or not you are planning to continue long term or just prepping for a special night out, you need to allot at least 2 weeks of adjusting to your undergarment. This is not only for your health and comfort, but to ensure you do not damage or warp the waist trainer by forcing it shut too hastily.
We suggest starting with 2 consecutive hours a day, then slowly add on by increments of an hour as you see fit.
#2 Let loose. As a beginner, do not fasten your cincher on too tight right away. For adjustable trainers, try it on the loosest setting first and work your way tighter as you progress. Some trainers come with zippers and reinforcements, if this is the case for you, you may zip it up all the way but leave a little room between the wraps / reinforcements.
#3 Listen to your body. At the end of the day, it is most important to go by your own pace. There are no hard and fast rules to waist training so long as you are doing it safely, comfortably, and that you are listening to what your body is telling you. Do not try to power through any pain or discomfort. If you experience this, be sure to check your waist trainer for damages or if it is on too tight.
Watch what you eat (But give in to your cravings sometimes)
With every weight loss strategy, a proper diet should always come into play. After all, the food and drinks that we choose to consume are what fuels our body to do almost everything. When we eat and hydrate well, we experience the following benefits:
- We fuel our energy levels,
- We fuel our minds to think and comprehend clearly,
- We fuel our organs to function efficiently,
- We fuel our hormones to keep our outlook light and positive.
All this and more make up our day-to-day routine, so the more importance you place on your meals and water intake, the better your life will be in general.
What is the ideal diet?
The best diet to regularly consume would be one filled with protein and fiber. These help your gut stay happy and full throughout the day, lessening your hunger pangs and intensity of cravings. By keeping you full for longer periods, your daily calorie intake lowers down and this is a surefire way to shed off some pounds. Be sure to pair this with enough water!
Of course, whenever those cravings do arise, we encourage you to still indulge from time to time. Food is one of the finest pleasures in life and giving in to guilty pleasures adds to your happy hormones.
Work up a sweat
Having a waist trainer on does wonders to your exercise routine. If you think your program is powerful enough, wait till you experience it with a compression band.
All cinchers have heat retention benefits to them, mainly because of the compression it gives, but also due to the type of material it uses (we highly recommend a neoprene one for workouts). With one on, you flush out much more water weight than you normally would, maximizing every minute you spend at the gym.
What is the ideal workout regimen?
You can do all sorts of exercises to compliment your routine. We recommend focusing on those that strengthen your core, improve flexibility, and toughen your back muscles. These can include the following:
- Eagle abs
- Reverse crunches
- Weight lifting
- Hip thrusts
- Bear crawls
- And so much more!
Alternate between waist trainers
The secret to having highly effective and long-lasting compression bands is by investing in more than one pair. By doing this, you stand to gain a lot of advantages, such as:
- Preventing early wear and tear, which prolongs the lifespan of each undergarment.
- Saves you money in the long run by not needing to replace waist trainers frequently.
- Gives you enough time to properly wash and dry your trainer in between uses.
- Keeps you healthy by preventing bacteria from building up on your waist trainer.
- Having the option to schedule the best-suited trainer for your activity. (Example: Neoprene trainer on gym days, Latex trainer on workdays, Classic trainer for special events)
What kind of trainers do we recommend you have?
There are three main kinds of waist trainers, all of which have their own advantages depending on your occasion. We recommended having at least two of these in your closet.
This one in particular is made of neoprene material, which is the best for workouts like HIIT. Not only is it light and flexible, but its highly durable as well, making it a great tool for back and core support. Neoprene is also known to retain heat, helping you sweat out during your session.
As the name states, this waist trainer is made of latex fabric, an easy breezy alternative for when you want to wear a waist trainer to work, run errands, or even just at home. It is very flexible yet firm around the waistline and is easy to conceal if you want to wear it on a night out.
The classic version has flexible steel bones embedded within the lining, making this choice best for experienced trainers. It offers more support, and a lot more compression as well.
- Let your body rest
While keeping a regular routine is advisable, it is just as important to let your body rest in its natural form to ensure your organs, muscles, and nerves are not always being compressed. Let your body relax for at least half of the day, as the recommended maximum number of hours to wear a waist trainer is 12.
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Hannah - Manager at Hourglass
Hannah is a certified personal trainer based in Australia. Since 2017 she has inspired women across the nation through honest & educational content. Her dietary and fitness expertise are trusted across the fitness community.