Corset training, waist training or ‘tight-lacing’ is the process of cinching in the waist over time with the use of a corset. It’s not to be undertaken lightly and as with anything body altering there is a right way and a wrong way. Lets take a look at how to do it properly and what sort of results you can expect.
Corset Training Properly – A Word Of Warning
Wearing a corset is a great way of losing weight, it instantly takes inches off the waistline boosting confidence, which in turn helps the wearer persevere with their diet and waist training. However, its important to corset train properly! There’s no point making yourself uncomfortable by lacing too tight too soon. You can get back pains, stomach cramps and occasionally faint if your not sensible – believe me I’ve suffered the uncomfortable pains of lacing too tightly. Your body should feel supported and hugged by your corset, it should not feel like your body’s wrestling with it. You should put your corset on and lace it so its snug, then walk around in it for 20 minutes; do your hair, put on your makeup, then when it starts to feel loose tighten it up again so it’s snug once more. You can do this a few times but never put it on and go straight for maximum waist reduction. It won’t do your body or your corset any good.
What To Expect
You can expect your first 2-4 inches to be easy, it may take you only 1-3 months to manage a 4 even 5 inch reduction but then it can take 6 months to a year per half inch. The body easily compresses a certain amount but after that your constricting internal organs and bone so you should proceed with caution and under the supervision of your doctor. Most people are happy with less than 5 inches but there are extreme tight-lacers like Cathie Jung who has a 15 inch waist.
Corset Training And Weight Loss
The 5 inch reduction mentioned above does not include weight loss, it assumes your already your ideal weight. So there’s no hard and fast rule for what to expect when you combine waist training with weight loss. The advantage of corset training to lose weight is that the corset acts like a gastric band preventing you from eating large portions and therefore requiring less willpower to lose the desired weight.