If you are new to waist training, you may be wondering what kind of effects it has on your body. The nature of this practice can lead to both satisfying and uncomfortable experiences – depending on how well you go about it and how your body naturally reacts to the modifications.
A popular reason as to why many people try this method of weight loss is to be able to sculpt their waist and achieve a beautiful, curved body. Well, if done correctly, you should expect to see just that in a couple of weeks! But how exactly does a waist trainer sculpt your waist and what other effects should you expect to have?
How a core waist train sculpts your waist
What is great about starting a routine is you get both instant and continuing effects. The moment you fix a compression band around your abdomen, you can instantly see a decrease in your waistline anywhere between one to three inches. Because of this, many often wear one for special events and parties to look sleeker, more toned, and to be able to easily slip into their outfit. For continuing results, you must be able to stick to your regimen consistently while supplementing it with proper diet and core exercises.
The three main ways a compression band helps in sculpting your waist are:
- It has heat retention capabilities that help you perspire much more than you normally would. This makes it a great tool when working out as it can maximize every motion and help flush out excess water weight.
- It constricts your stomach, making you feel full much faster with less intake. This makes controlling your appetite and consuming fewer calories much easier to do.
- It safely and gradually pulls your internal organs and floating ribs inwards, helping your whole midsection adapt to its new form and keep in place.
Is it safe for the organs to be pulled inwards?
If that last bit took you by surprise, you are not alone. However, we assure you that this process is completely natural and designed in such a way that your body can withstand. Take for instance the pregnancy journey that women get to experience; it is roughly the same concept in the sense that internal organs have to adapt to the new environment and move around to accommodate the changes. Once the baby is born, the body also naturally reverts back to its original form. When you stop your waist training routine, the midsection will also eventually mold back to its original state – this is why consistency is key!
Does it have an effect on other parts of your body?
More often than not, women notice that not only are their waistlines slimmer while waist training, but their bust and bums both seem much fuller as well. This is due to the excess fats that will be moved around once you have a compression garment on. The redistribution tends to lift up the bust and curve out the hips, accentuating all the right places and perfectly sculpting that sought after hourglass form.
3 types of waist trainers to have in your closet
Latex waist trainer
Best for the consistent yet easy-going routine, this can be worn to any activity. Its versatility makes it our go-to everyday waist trainer.
Gym waist trainer
Great for a waist training routine that involves a lot of core-strengthening exercises – be it at the gym or home workouts!
Classic waist trainer
A classic waist trainer is embedded with flexible steel bones and is best for those who want a more intense waist training routine.
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.