Waist Training Guide for Beginners
You have probably heard about waist training before. In fact, it has become more popular in recent years. But this technique has been around for a very long time, it is widely used by women and men who cross dress. You might nod along, saying yeah of course, but do you really know what it is?
This technique is nothing more than reducing the size of the waist over time. This is done by using a steel boned corset. It works because over time the waist is cinched to a point where it creates muscle memory (this is good because it will help retain shape). Besides, the corset will also flatten the stomach. As it gets tight, it provides the added benefit of lowering your calorie intake because you won’t be able to eat as much as you normally would.
While you can see the results instantly the moment you wear a corset, did you know you can also do some waist training to retain the shape even when you are not wearing such as a piece? But visible results can take up between 3 and 6 months. How can you make the best of your time until then?
The main elements you will have to keep in mind to get better results while waist training with a steel boned corset, is to do some light exercise, and modifying your diet by eating a bit less to lower your caloric intake. The best way to ease into this is to do about 20 minutes of walking or light exercise, two times a week. The good thing about this is you don’t need to change your whole lifestyle. 20 minutes of your time can be enough. You will also need to eat a bit better, so try to eat healthy and consume unprocessed foods as often as you can. Likewise try to indulge a bit less.
If you feel walking at a light pace doesn’t really make you feel winded, then you can try going at a higher speed or even holding weights as you do it. Do anything to challenge yourself and your body.
Now, you should know you could walk perfectly fine when you are wearing a steel boned corset. But it is not ok to wear the garment when you are exercising at the gym and while doing some intense form of cardio (including jogging/running) or basically anything involving bending at the waist. If you want to help your case, you can switch to a rubber band while doing those activities and leave the corset for the light activities.
If you want to add a bit more in the exercise department, you can focus on your core and do exercises to really engage specific parts of your body. For instance, you can do pushups. Lie on the floor with your palms pressed down at about shoulder width apart. If you are a beginner, keep your knees on the ground and push up with your arms straight then go down to the floor again. You can start by doing 3 sets of 10 repetitions. Afterwards, you can increase the repetitions or start doing them with your legs extended behind you.
Another great exercise to engage the core is the plank. You will need to lie face down on the floor with your head down. You should place your elbows about shoulder width apart on the floor. Afterward, proceed to lift your core off the floor. You can do it the easy way by keeping your knees planted on the floor or the hard way by lifting your knees completely.
No matter what version you choose, the idea is for you to lift your core and tighten those muscles at the same time. Ideally, you should try holding the position 3 times for about 60 seconds each time. However, if it is too hard at first, you can try doing 30 seconds or even 20 seconds. Adapt to your comfort level and you’ll have a tiny waist before you know it.