THE 5 BEST EXERCISES FOR WAIST TRAINING
Did you know that the modern equivalent of a corset – the science-backed waist trainer – is riding a wave of popularity at present? Ask some, and they’ll tell you they’re seeking that timeless hourglass figure that even a University of Texas study found is scientifically backed for its natural aesthetic qualities. Ask even more advocates of the waist trainer, however, and they’ll tell you that health and fitness are what really motivates them. In fact, all sorts of people combine their waist trainer with their regular fitness regime – because a toned, strengthened and sculpted tummy is just plain good for you, as it happens!
So where should you start looking for the very best waist training exercises? How about:
It’s well known that Pilates will massively strengthen your core – which could actually result in a thicker waistline, not a thinner one! But if you stick to these waist training exercises from the Pilates playbook, you’ll be in hourglass shape:
- Reclining knee twist
- Scissor Criss Cross
- Forearm Plank Twist
- Side Plank Twist
- Double Lunge Twist.
Look them up!
Some might tell you that squats make your waist thicker too – but they’re just doing it wrong for a waist training workout. Try this:
- Stand with your feet just a bit wider than your hips
- Point your toes slightly outwards
- Look straight ahead and fix your gaze on a single spot.
For extra effectiveness, add some weights – and keep that back straight!
3. HIP THRUSTING BRIDGES
Like everything else in the ideal waist training workout plan, the trick is to execute the particular manoeuvre correctly – whether you’re doing it in the waist trainer or without.
For the most hourglass figure-friendly hip thrust, do it like this:
- Position your back against an elevated surface
- Keep your knees bent and feet flat
- Keep your feet at shoulder-width
- Rest your elbows on the bench
- Tuck in your chin
- Target 3 sets of at least 10 reps at a time – and increase that workload over time.
4. LEG LIFTS
You can definitely do this one whilst wearing your waist trainer, as it will help to specifically target all parts of your abs whilst strengthening your hips. Just remember to keep your back as straight as possible.
When lifting your legs, focus on keeping your arms completely still – and don’t rush! Remember, the technique is more important than speed, and once you get some strength and confidence, consider adding some weights to your ankles for extra benefit.
We’ve left the most simple of the most effective waist training exercises at home for last – the plank. It’s no more difficult to do whilst wearing your waist trainer, and will work out just about the entire body with the right technique.
Just remember to keep those legs fully extended behind you and try to hold the position for up to 30 seconds with no back arching.
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Finally, it’s a really good idea to avoid doing crunches whilst wearing your waist trainer – because even if it’s really useful for a six-pack, it won’t be comfortable with any restriction. But remember, it’s still one of the best exercises for waist training, so take your product off and then put it straight back on afterwards to give those newly-worked muscles a squeeze!
The most important thing, of course, is that your waist trainer is high quality and perfectly suited to your body type and size – for a safe workout, a strong core and the curves you’ve dreamed of! At Waist Trainers Australia, we’re passionate about supplying waist trainers that deliver the results you’re expecting, so don’t hesitate to hit us up and ask about our latest innovations, tips, tricks and customer sizing and product selection guidance.
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