How Do Waist Training Corsets Work?

Waist Training Corset

Waist training has been an integral part of dressing up for women ever since the middle-ages. It eventually leaked to the masculine fashion department as well. In the earlier times, corsets were made to form a temporary contour to the body structure under the dress. They have evolved far beyond a simple fashion statement.

Waist training corsets are a part of the workout regimen of many. When worn along with sufficient exercises, they actually claim to aid in slimming down the waistline to a significant level.

This, at the very onset, sounds suspicious. We have been hardwired to reject anything other than hard exercise and proper diet that promises to help reduce our weight. And this rejection isn’t entirely unfounded. Medical science does not support the concept of waist reduction through the use of training corsets. Au contraire, science claims that corsets do more harm than they do good to people if any. But on the other hand, users have sworn to have witnessed positive waist reduction owing to corsets. Whatever the case maybe, corsets have aided women and even men since times immemorial.

Concept Behind Training Corsets

Corsets, particularly steel-boned ones, fix the shape of the body to a certain contour, specifically, an hourglass figure. With continued usage, experts claim that the shape of the body molds to that figure, even when the corset is taken off. The belly fat tones down and the floating ribs align themselves accordingly. It even rearranges some of the organs to a form slimmer build.

These corsets have another variety called cinches. Cinches, made from latex, do not cover the bust area. They wrap around the waist, and their tight fit builds up the heat in the core, increasing the level of perspiration. This is equated to fat loss, and some users have claimed a visible loss of a couple of inches as well.

The notion is to increase your exposure to the corset as much as possible. Cinches are worn by many during exercises. They are said to multiply the effect of the workout on the body. Corsets, however, impede movement to some extent. The modern designs are more malleable and easier to breathe in. However, originally, corsets were laced up so tight, that with a tiny bit of stress on top, women often fainted from the scarcity of oxygen.

You can even wear your corset when you go to bed. You have to make sure it isn’t as tight as when you wear it otherwise. Proper breathing movements are important when you sleep.

If it is recommended to use it during exercises and sleep depends entirely on the individual. Different people have different tolerance levels, and their stamina varies as well. Whatever be your case, one rule should stick above all. You should not be uncomfortable in your corset.


When you put on your corset, the instant effect is very appealing. The entire waistline is cinched, and the bust is uplifted. The flow from the waist to the hip is emphasized to the slimmer waist as well. This is, however, temporary to begin with. Along with this, you get a better and straighter posture too. This habit might develop to be permanent, though. The cincher presses down on your stomach, and you naturally eat a little less than usual. Everything builds up, perhaps to work on waist reduction.

  • March 30, 2017
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