(Closed) Waist-training?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016


FutureMrsW2015:  … when I wear slimming pantyhose I get a terrible stomach ache when I try to eat, I can’t imagine a corset would be much different. A girl on youtube did a series on them and it looks like it made a difference for her, she was also eating better and hitting the gym so it’s hard to say what exactly worked for her.

Post # 4
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Unless done very carefully and with a doctors supervison, it can cause serious issues and rearrange your rib cage/internal organs. There are skeletons from the times where corsets were common and their rib cages are so deformed they probably had difficulty breathing. People lose weight because you can’t eat in it or they shove the fat in and up, so it doesn’t seem to be on the waist but it doesn’t magically go away. The only healthy way to lose weight and inches is a balanced diet and exercise. 

Post # 5
130 posts
Blushing bee

There’s always going to be something that claims to be the easy, fast, effective way to lose weight without trying hard but the bottom line is energy in energy out. No matter how tight a corset is if you’re eating the same and working out the same nothing is going to change. They really remind me of those “tummy shaker” bands that would somehow shake away the fat!… What?

The only reason I can see this helping at all is circumstantial.

You wear the corset, you immediately look nicer, you feel better about yourself, you no longer need to emotional eat and you think going to the gym sounds like a good idea. You’re wearing a really heavy piece of clothing that is also very tight. Can’t eat much with those restrictions and its hot. You start to drink more fluids because you can’t eat much- now your body isn’t retaining water as much AND you’re sweating. Bye bye extra water weight. Etc etc. 

Suddenly, wow the corset made me look great! In reality you’re just dieting and excercising. 

On the flip side you could bruise or stretch your skin, you may bruise your internal organs (they’re meant to move around to make room for babies but everyone knows when wearing a bad pair of pants if it’s too tight it just hurts), potential to mess up your back with uneven distribition or bad boning in the corset… 

I’m all for wearing them for cosplay and to make the girls look more plentiful- but those are fitted corsets or historically accurate ones. Not an odd fad. 

Post # 6
3240 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I had an ancestor who died from his girdle (man corset) being too tight. True story.

If you want to get a corset that is properly fitted and wear it sometimes, more power to you. If you want to slim down and lose weight, eat small healthy portions while you wear it. I wouldn’t wear one all the time (you run the risk of weakening your core muscles) and I would take an equal price of the corset and invest it in fitness classes/gym membership – remembering that a good corset is about $200, so you would be spending $400.

Post # 8
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When I was dress shopping a lady from China said the low waisted jeans here caused western women to lose their waists.  We all have muffin tops because of them.  I cant say I disagree actually.  Teh fat will go where there is room for it.  

Post # 9
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

FutureMrsW2015:  Yea I have noticed it more as well and just as many articles on why it is beneficial and bad.

But it sounds like you are doing the right thing, so keep it up!!!

Post # 10
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema

There is so much misinformation out there!  It is not bad!!! If you do it correctly!

I wear corsets, not to waist train..yet, but often.

You need a proper custom made corset to star with, by someone who knows what they are doing. Do not just buy an off the rack one!

You start off slow with it and increase the time in it as you get used to it. 

I recently watched a video that showed MRI scans of a woman in a corset and out of it. Basically, the internal changes are no different to the changes that incur in pregnancy.

Am not an expert, but know people who are. I recently got my first custom made corset from NZ’s top corsetiere who is a friend of mine and am happy to get answers to questions 🙂

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