What is waist training?
Waist training is a process that involves wearing a waist training cincher, corset or slimming garment to cinch in your waistline.
Waist trainers have been used for centuries to give your figure a more exaggerated hourglass look by making your waist appear smaller. A smaller or skinny waist accentuates your hips and bust, giving you a curvier appearance.
Why waist train?
All the exercise in the world, if done incorrectly or don't target your problem area, will NEVER give you the shape you want. You have to re-train your muscles a certain way if you want them to have a different shape and size. Just dieting doesn't work either. If you are a pear shape and weigh 150 pounds, you can go on a diet, starve and lose 30 pounds, but guess what... you are a 120 pound pear. You shape is still like a pear!
If you want to change your shape, you need to use a system that can actually help you do that physically. That is why waist training is so popular and has grown by leaps and bounds worldwide.
Is it safe?
If done properly, yes. Waist training not only helps to create a smaller waist, but it also helps support abdominal lower back muscles. We are not talking about extreme corset training started by Louis VI of France who wanted to create an artificial womanly shape. But with anything, there are people who misuse the art of waist training.
It is wise and highly advisable to check with your doctor before starting any type of waist training activity.
How long does it take?
Body shaping is a process and a commitment. You may not see permanent results for a couple of weeks, IF you are consistent in your waist training.
You must be consistent with wearing your trainer, watching your diet and drinking plenty of water. My clients and I use a detoxing system to keep our digestion smooth, our colon cleansed and lower belly flat.
Every body is different, and every body is unique. The way your body changes may be totally different than your girlfriend's. The progress of reshaping the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the waist takes time. Waist training is highly dependent on your core density of the distance between the top of the pelvic bone and the rib cage, the flexibility of your cartilage and your consistency of wearing your garments.
Typically my clients will see a difference in four to eight weeks when they are following my diet plan, taking a good fat burner and detoxing with my tea. Then it takes about six months for their shape to really kick into starting to be permanent mode.
Be patient with yourself and realize that non-surgical body modifications are a long-term commitment, but well worth it and much cheaper!
Contributing Author: Victoria Johnson, celebrity professional trainer. Visit her web site at VictoriaJohnson.com