Waist Trainers VS Corsets
The garment I wear is known as a waist trainer, and it’s quite different from the corsets of old that caused organ deformation. Let’s explore the distinctions between the two.
A waist trainer is made from elastic materials, latex, or other fabrics with boning or flexible support. It has front clasps for adjusting tightness, offering limited adjustability, typically up to around 5cm. When worn, it can reduce the waist circumference by 2-4cm.
The principle behind it is to apply pressure to the abdominal muscles within a reasonable range that the body can tolerate, creating resistance against the waist trainer. This can enhance muscle endurance and shape the waistline.
On the other hand, a corset from the past was made of non-elastic silk and had animal bones for support, capable of cinching up to 30cm! When worn, it forced the upper body into an upright position, preventing bending at the waist, and could even cause injury.
Modern waist trainers are wearable, but correct usage is crucial:
Remember, waist trainers do not offer permanent results. Any changes in waist size while wearing them are temporary and primarily cosmetic. Also, avoid wearing them for extended periods to prevent health issues like reduced lung capacity, restricted movement, and digestive discomfort.
Additionally, some neoprene waist trainers can be used as part of your daily fitness routine, increasing sweat and workout intensity.
When choosing to wear a waist trainer, keep in mind that for long-term body changes, it’s best to focus on a balanced diet, regular exercise, and targeted strength training alongside the waist trainer for enhanced effects, always adhering to usage guidelines.
Lastly, it’s important not to excessively chase beauty standards. Some claims, like tomatoes being toxic when paired with shrimp, are often irresponsible and ignore the importance of moderation.