We love the benefits of waist training. Not only does it slim your midsection, but this practice also:
- Enhances your workouts
- Boosts confidence
- Helps your clothes fit better
- Helps you stay motivated with your health and fitness goals
- Supports your back for better posture
Once you get started, you may be wondering how you can take your results even further! Whether you’re new to waist training or want to enhance your current practice, there are always ways you can elevate your waist training results. Here are our suggestions for getting the most out of your waist training experience.
Wear a Waist Trainer Every Day
To be effective, waist training is like many other lifestyle practices in that consistency is key! You won’t get optimal results if you wear your waist trainer irregularly.
We recommend wearing a waist trainer 8–12 hours a day for the best results. If you’re not accustomed to this practice, take some time to work up to this consistency. Since waist trainers are high-compression garments, it takes time for your body to adjust to the way they feel and for the garments themselves to break in and mold to your figure. In this way, wearing a waist trainer is similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes.
Start by wearing your waist trainer for just an hour or two at first. Then gradually add more hours each day. Once you’re up to several hours, you can break your time of wear into two periods in the same day. If you stick with a daily regimen, you should be comfortable wearing a waist trainer all day after a few weeks.
From then on, plan on wearing your waist trainer daily if you want to continue seeing results. While you can take a day off occasionally, try to make that the exception and not the rule.
In order to make this practice the most comfortable and effective, invest in a high-quality waist trainer that is designed to be worn all day under most outfits. The Best Waist Trainer by Hourglass Angel HA102 is a versatile option for all shapes, sizes and experience levels. We designed this waist trainer with flexible steel boning that works together with a latex core to maintain an hourglass shape, while still allowing you to bend and move easily. Three rows of large hook-and-eye closures create a strong, secure fit while allowing room for progress over time—simply move to the next row as your body changes
Use a Waist Trainer to Intensify Physical Activity
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to incorporate exercise into your routine if you want to see the best results from your waist training. Fortunately, waist training and exercise go hand in hand. A workout band waist trainer can amplify most workouts and keep you on track with your fitness regimen.
We created the Curve Creator Workout Band by Hourglass Angel HA101 for women on the go. It’s ideal for waist training workouts at home or the gym. Just pull the sides together and go. There are two layers of thick Velcro to provide a strong, secure fit that stays snug, no matter how intense your workout. The 100% latex core stimulates heat and perspiration in your core, which naturally intensifies any workout.
You can experience the benefits of a workout band whether you’re going for a brisk walk or doing an all-out sweat fest. We recommend wearing one whenever you’re on the move. For the best results with sculpting your curves, aim to work out five days a week for at least 30 minutes, using a healthy mix of cardio and strength training. (Check out the most effective waist training workout if you need inspiration.)
Try a Waist Training Gel
Did you know that your skin can feel smoother and firmer if you pair your waist training practice with a specially formulated waist training gel? The Amp Your Curves Waist Training Gel helps slim and contour your waist while smoothing the skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Clinically proven body contouring ingredients including extracts of Catuaba bark, Pfaffia (Brazilian ginseng) and Mara Puama flowers work together to target toxins and fat deposits.
Put on this gel whenever you wear your waist trainer and see the magic! Customer Janeece wrote, “I've bought waist trainers many times before and they by far have the best fitting one after a day of the waist gel and trainer together.” Alexandra V. wrote, “A lot of people notice I am losing belly fat and my body is very prone to belly fat.”
Use a Steel-Boned Corset
If you have used a latex waist trainer for a while, the next step you may want to take in your waist training regimen is introducing a steel-boned corset to your wardrobe. This type of garment is similar to its latex cousin, but it can create even more dramatic waist-slimming results.
The Underbust Cotton Corset by Hourglass Angel HA202 is a versatile figure-slimming corset that is a perfect wardrobe addition for anyone who is serious about waist training. It is comfortable enough to wear daily and feels natural and soft against your skin. It uses flexible steel boning and a lace-up back for powerful compression, slimming your waistline into the coveted hourglass shape. The cotton also makes the garment feel lightweight.
You can wear a corset every day as part of a waist training regimen, just like a latex cincher. Just remember to season the garment first; in other words, wear it loosely for a couple of hours every day for about two weeks before pulling the laces tight. Also note that a corset is not designed to wear during workouts. But you can easily alternate between a corset and workout band as needed to get the most out of your fitness and waist training routine.
Follow Healthy Lifestyle Practices
Waist training is not magic, and it naturally works best when you pair this practice with a healthy lifestyle. We’ve already discussed the importance of an effective workout routine. You should also consider other lifestyle habits including nutrition, hydration, sleep and other types of self-care.
Crash diets don’t work if you want long-term results. We recommend focusing on whole foods that taste good. Avoid added sugars, processed foods and high-calorie drinks. Track your water intake, as you may be perspiring more when you’re waist training. Work with a nutritionist to find a plan best suited for your needs.
The more you’re taking care of yourself with adequate sleep, relaxation, recreation, stress relief and social support, the better you’re going to feel about yourself and the more motivated you’re going to be following through with waist training and other health goals. These practices work together so you can look and feel your best.
Track Your Progress
This is an easy practice to adopt, yet it can be easy to forget. Track your waist training progress! The numbers on the scale may not accurately reflect how your body is changing. Instead, take waist measurements and photos and watch the changes your body goes through. If you take photos, use the same lighting, clothing and time of day so you can get the most accurate snapshots.
Start out by tracking your progress weekly, especially if you have big goals. You may be surprised at just how quickly you see changes! (See our before and after gallery for examples.) When you see how far you’ve come, that can motivate you to stick with your waist training and other lifestyle goals for the long term.
Waist Train with Friends
It’s a lot more fun to be healthy and try to slim down with friends! Whether you’re in a wedding that you want to look great at, or if you just want to look good at the pool or beach this summer, grab a couple of girlfriends and hold each other accountable! You can track your progress together, work out together, meal prep together, or do whatever you enjoy to stay on track.
Even if you don’t have someone you know personally who wants to do a waist training challenge, you can find many others online. In fact, we’d love to see your progress, your workouts or anything else you’re doing to meet your goals. Simply tag us on social media @HourglassAngel and let us know how it’s going! We love seeing your success and cheering you on.
Be the Hourglass
As you can see, waist training is as effective as you make it. Try out some of these tips and see how they elevate your waist training results over the coming weeks and months.
Need more help selecting the perfect waist trainer or getting the results you want? Our expert stylists love all things waist training and are happy to answer your questions and offer advice. Call or email us if you need help. You can also find the best waist training tips on our Shapewear and Waist Trainer Blog.