Types and Benefits of Waist Trainers

Everyone wants to be in shape. Eating right and exercising regularly aren’t a magic wand. They take time to achieve results. Late night infomercials have promised results for years, but never delivered. Waist cinchers are not just a fad, and cannot be ignored any longer.

Waist trainers have produced amazing short and long term results for many people, but there are so many on the market, how do you know which one to choose?

We have looked at some of the best items on the market and highlighted the best features of each one, so you don’t have to!

What is a waist trainer?

A waist trainer is an item that can be used around your waist as a slimming aid. It can help to achieve a slimmer waist faster than normal. Waist trainers, or cinchers, do not do all of the work on their own. They must be combined with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise to achieve the best results.

Why are they so popular?

Kim Kardashian has one of the most famous figures in the world. She revealed in 2014 that one of the reasons for her perfect shaped body is because of waist training. This have resulted in a massive explosion in usage, worldwide. Unfortunately, this has led to a massive surge in options on the market, but not all of them are good. Many people have questions about trainers. Which is the best waist trainer? How do I use a waist trainer? Where to buy waist trainers? How long can I use it for?

Different Types of Waist Trainers

Waist Training Corsets

Since the 18th Century, corsets have been in use. The main difference between a waist training corset and a waist cincher is the boning. Waist cinchers are known for flexible plastic bones, while waist training corsets use steel bones. When you first put on the corset, it will give you that great hourglass figure, while helping to make some long term improvements.

Some people find the corsets to wear for long periods of time, and alternative between a corset and a cincher. This can give a great way to maximise your improvements, especially when you first start out.

Waist Training Cinchers

Cinchers are far more flexible that corset. This can enable you to wear them for longer periods of time, and even use them in everyday situations, such as work or caring for your children. Using a waist cincher under your clothes will be unnoticeable to others around you, and will give you the confidence you are looking for. You can also use cinchers on that special occasion, when you want to wear a dress, and feel extra confident.

What type is right for me?

Ideally, you would have both. This would allow you to achieve the best results, in the shortest time. If you are looking to choose just one, the cincher has the best flexibility. They can be worn for longer periods of time, they are more comfortable, they are less noticeable under clothes and after a while can be worn whilst you sleep. Who doesn’t want to get a slimmer waist whilst they are sleeping?

The Benefits of Waist Training

  • Can dramatically decrease the time it takes to get a slimmer waist
  • Can be worn under clothes
  • Covers both the short term and long term goals. You will get a slimmer waist straight away, and will continue to see long term improvements over time
  • The confidence that can be gained from looking your best is hard to put a price on!
  • The trainers act as a compression device. This can aid your posture, by adding support to your back and abdominal muscles

The Cons of Waist Training

  • It can be dangerous if overused. Listen to your body, and start slowly
  • Discomfort at the beginning is normal. It takes a few days for your body to get used to the trainer

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