Waist training for women is an exciting and effective way to get a slimmer, more toned figure either instantly or for the long run. Naturally, the latter will require a little more push and patience on your end but it will definitely be worth it all! But what happens once you get there, do you stop the routine or soldier on?
First, let’s discuss the difference in waist training routines when you are aiming for instant results versus long standing ones.
Getting instant results
Many invest in a waist trainer for special occasions or as a fashion statement. More often than not, the kind of cincher used for this intention is a classic corset, which is embedded with multiple steel bones that hold your figure in place. While very durable, these steel bones are also made to be flexible enough not to restrict natural movement.
The moment you put the corset on, it gently constricts your midsection, lifts your bust line, and fills your hips. This will then give the illusion that you have an hourglass figure. Apart from your improved physique, you will also have a much easier time slipping into smaller clothes.
While this process is called “instant”, we highly recommend giving yourself a couple of weeks before the date you need to wear the corset, so that you have ample time to get used to having it on. This way, when the time comes you will actually need it, you will feel so comfortable that it will be like your second skin.
Getting long-term results
On the other side of the spectrum, many health enthusiasts and gym rats invest in a waist trainer to compliment their fitness and/ or weight loss strategy. Because this routine requires regular sessions, it is recommended to alternate between multiple types of cinchers, such as the gym compression band, everyday waist trainer, and classic corset - depending on the activity being performed at a given time.
One advantage to this routine is that you can still enjoy the instant benefits of a compression band while working towards your goal of having a constant, slim waistline. The main difference between the two is that in order to get long-term results, you have to be consistent, disciplined, and find time to incorporate waist training into your daily schedule.
After achieving long-term results
Congratulations on making it this far into your routine! You may now ease back on the hours and days spent constricted by your compression band.
However, if you want to keep your long-term results looking fresh, you have to at least follow a maintenance routine. Without it, you will find your waistline slowly giving way, albeit not exactly to your original size considering the weight you would have lost and muscle you would have gained by then.
Learn more from our article What Happens If You Stop Waist Training?
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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.