Waist trainers have recently become the celebrity’s choice when it comes to slimming down your mid-section. The design of latex waist trainers (dubbed “modern-day corsets”) not only work great as shape wear, but will make your work-outs harder and can help accelerate your body goals. Whilst waist trainer work-outs can be a bit tougher than traditional exercise, be sure to follow the following tips to get the most out of your sports waist trainer and your work-out regime:

  • Keep Hydrated – waist trainers are designed to increase your core temperature and perspiration which is increased when wearing them during work-outs. It is important to increase your water intake on your waist trainer work-out days to replace the fluids you are losing. As a guideline, approximated recommendations for healthy adults for total water consumption a day is 2.7 litres for women and 3.7 litres for men.
  • Don’t Push It – The increased perspiration and core temperature that waist trainers produce can lead to an increased heart rate so it is important to not push yourself too hard while you are getting used to the trainer. Whilst this makes your work-outs harder, it is best to take as many breaks as you need and most importantly take off the waist trainer or loosen the setting particularly if you feel your breathing is impacted. We recommend introducing your waist trainer on short walks to get used to the compression and heat, as well as gradually increase the wear during moderate intensity work-outs until you are comfortable.
  • Healthy Diet – You can never over-exercise a healthy diet. Wearing waist trainers can aid weight loss when used with a healthy diet and exercise plan but most of all will help shed stubborn fat off your mid-section and tone your abdominals. Having a nutritional meal plan, as well as avoiding added sugars, excess salt and processed foods can help assist in achieving your goals. Our proven favourite foods we use in our diets for assisting in reducing waist size here at Waist Trainers AUHQ is natural yoghurt, oats, avocados, blueberries and almonds J
  • Listen to your body – When done properly, waist training should not hurt. You will feel compression in your waist, abdomen, and midsection area. This pressure is not harmful to the body and if you do ever feel abnormal pain, you should discontinue use. Start off slowly, listen to your body, and gradually work your wear time up to make your waist reduction journey as comfortable and effective as possible.

With all exercise and diet regimes, best results are achieved with consistency and perseverance. Whether you are a highly active person or just starting using your waist trainer on work-outs, following the above tips can help get you to your waist training goals quicker.