Training corsets are all over the media lately. Using corsets as a slimming technique might be a throwback from the Victorian era, but with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba posting on social media about how the corset has shrunk their waistlines, they are now making a comeback as the latest waist training and weight loss craze.
A lot of people think they can just buy training corsets, put it on as tight as possible and wear it all day. However, in doing this you run the risk of injuring yourself, which is what has caused a lot of negativity about this type of waist training in the media lately. To get the full benefit of the corset you should only wear it for 2 hours a day for two weeks when you first start out, and the corset should be fairly loose. Then, gradually, you can begin to tighten it. This way your body will gradually get used to the corset. However, it should never be worn so tight that it restricts your breathing, and it is recommended that it’s only worn for a maximum of 8 hours a day.
.. it is recommended that it’s only worn for a maximum of 8 hours a day.
How training corsets work as a weight loss aid
Think of your corset as an external gastric band. The gentle pressure will make you eat slower as well as making you feel full sooner. Which in turn will limit your portion sizes and help you lose weight. You could wear the corset for a few hours a day, or put it on when you sit down for meals or when the cravings arrive. Great for all the snackers and bingers out there.
Training corsets are a great aid for people struggling to stick to a calorie controlled diet. Thanks to the gentle and constant pressure on the stomach it helps women who struggle with portion control and yo-yo dieters avoid the hunger pangs. However, eating smaller portions isn’t the only answer, it’s still important to eat healthily so you don’t suffer from any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
Training corsets and exercise
Your core muscles are responsible for holding the top half of your body upright, as training corsets supports the upper body and takes the stress off your core muscles, a known side effect of wearing a corset is that the muscles in your back and torso gets weakened. This is why it is important to exercise regularly to keep your muscles strong.
Another reason why it is important to exercise regularly when you wear training corsets s because your movement is restricted while wearing the corset and your lung capacity will be lessened, which in turn will make you get less exercise. So make sure you take the corset off and do some cardiovascular exercise to get your heart rate up.
Training corsets aren’t just a great way to lose weight by reducing portion sizes, it will also instantly improve your posture, making you feel more confident and boost your self-image. Corsets have even been proven to relieve back pain as well as headaches and migraines.