The waist is one of the most problematic areas for women especially those struggling to lose weight. This is a really unpleasant situation because the look of the waist can change our overall appearance.
So, it is no wonder that women are constantly looking for ways to get slimmer waist. The fact is that there is more than one method to achieve that and in the recent period waist training corsets are getting quite popular.
What is a Waist Training Corset?
Corsets were very popular and trendy in the 19th century, but it seems that we are once again witnessing a rise in their popularity. Corset training is also known as tightlacing, figure training and waist training.
All these terms are used for the same technique of body modification. The main objective is to shape the waist by using external pressure provided by the corset or Cincher.
The area (the waist) where the corset is creating pressure, will begin to shrink after some period of time because the body will tend to fit in the corset.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should wear the corset as tight as you can because it is crucial to feel comfortable all the time. You can adjust the corset to fit accordingly as you progress and begin to see your waist get slimmer.
Is Corset Training Effective and Does it Make the Waist Slimmer?
This is a good question, but unfortunately there is no universal answer to this question because it depends on several factors. As we have mentioned before, it is very important to practice correct corset training.
You need to gradually reduce the size of the waist because improper use of the corset can lead to health problems and side effects. Research shows that most women are able to shed 1 inch off their waist in a month.
This progress goes on until they achieve about 6 inches reduction in their waist area.
After that, the progress slows down and it can take up to a year to lose one more inch. In order to witness these results, the wearer needs to keep the corset on the body for at least 12 hours a day.
However, some people actually use it for a longer period of time (some take it off only when they are having a bath).
Those using this wait training method do succeed in making their waist slimmer, but the fact is that you can’t completely stop using the corset if you want to maintain the slimmer waist.
This is because the soft tissues will get back to their original position.
Is Corset Training Safe?
Although this technique may sound a little bit extreme, there is no medical evidence to support the assumptions that corset training is bad for the health.
Having said that, it is important to note that some of the internal organs and soft tissues can get compressed and there have been some reports of corset training affecting breathing negatively.
Corset training can help you lose a few inches off your waist if you are willing to endure the discomfort that comes with wearing it. If you are planning to try it, make sure you don’t make it too tight so as to not compress your internal organs. Remember, slimmer waist may be desirable and attractive, but YOUR health is definitely more important.