|Accelerate Your Waist TrainingYou’ve finally decided enough is enough and you need to do something about that muffin top. You’ve done your research and seen the pictures online of what steel-boned corsets and waist training can do and you’re ready to start your own regime to get that attractive hourglass figure with curves but in the right places. But you also want results quickly and although there are no ‘miracle solutions’, you can choose the pace at which you change your body shape. Many girls embarking on the waist training journey choose to continue living their day-to-day life as they have done, just with the modifications that corset-wearing can bring. Wearing your steel boned corset on a daily basis will over time reduce and reshape your waist area. One of the other great benefits is that when worn consistently the effect of shrinking the stomach and internal organs with most ladies means reduced appetite and the need for eating smaller quantities.But what if you wish to safely accelerate your waist reduction? As we have touched on before then you really need to concentrate on the 3 main principles:
In order to boost your results you can simply include as little as 20 minutes exercise 2 times a week and a little modification to diet to max it out. We’ve covered the basic principles of Waist Training in Corsets before but not really elaborated on suggestions for some simple exercise and diet modifications. The following are simple to implement even for the less-fit person and will add greatly to your waist (and weight) loss over time when done consistently.
Many of us spend most of our working day at a desk. We drive to work, take elevators and do whatever we can to save time in our busy days. However, there are many opportunities in the day where we can probably ‘plant’ some extra physical activity, simply and effectively which if we do on a daily basis will help with overall fitness levels, increase metabolism and lead to some calorie burning. Such examples are parking the car at a parking space further away from your intended destination so you have to walk further to work, for example. Take the stairs where possible instead of the elevator and at least every 20 to 30 minutes break away from your desk and take a brisk stroll even to the washroom.
Get in the habit of walking faster so that you actually get the heart pumping to give it some exercise. If you find it very hard exercising or going to the gym then at least structure some longer walks in to your week. If you are a morning person then get up 30 minutes earlier and take a brisk 20 to 30 minute walk every morning before you set off for work. If that’s too hard then when you arrive home, park the car on the drive and immediately go for your walk before going in the apartment/house. Walk at an accelerated pace swinging your arms so you actually increase your breathing rate. Over time you can even add in the use of weights as you walk if you so wish to increase the resistance and effort.
WARNING. Walking whilst wearing your steel boned corset is absolutely fine to do. You should not, however wear the corset when exercising in a gym, when jogging/running, cycling or any form of exercise that will involve bending. For such activities, if you feel you need the support then use a simple rubber cincher and then change back to your corset once you have bathed/showered.
But what if you could add in to your week 2 to 3 blocks of 20 minutes for some core exercises that concentrate on the abdomen and thus lead to toning, re-shaping and weight-loss in the waist area? Coupled with your waist training with your steel boned corset you will see quicker results in your re-shaping and weight loss. For these simple exercises you do not need a gym membership or any equipment to speak of so anyone can do these simple repetitions at home and get great results. If you are not a fit person then ensure you speak to a medical practitioner before embarking on a new exercise regime. Also, start slowly and build up over time.
Incorporate these exercises into your session in whatever order you like:
PUSH-UPS: For the novice we recommend lying on the floor face down and planting hands on the floor, shoulders apart. Keeping knees on the ground push up until the arms are straight and then slowly return to the ground. Make sure the abdominal muscles are taught and that the fanny muscles are clenched to maximize the effort. Do 10 repetitions to start and do 3 lots of 10 repetitions. Over time you can increase the repetitions and even start to do full push-ups where the knees are also straight and lift off the floor too.
SQUATS: Squats are a great way to increase core strength in the abdomen and lead to a leaner and fitter waist line. Stand up straight with legs a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Keeping the top of the body upright and abdomen muscles taught, bend the knees into a full squat. If you need help with balance do in a doorway so you can touch the doorpost for balance as and when needed. After squatting you then slowly return to a standing position. Repeat 15 times and do 3 lots of 15 repetitions. Over a number of weeks you should be able to build up the number of repetitions.
THE PLANK: This is a great exercise for building up core strength and toning in the waist area. Lie on the floor face down. Position elbows shoulder width apart on the floor and lift the lower abdomen off the floor keeping the knees on the floor. You are now resting on knees and lower legs and your elbows. Clench the fanny muscles and keep the abdomen taught and hold in this position for 60 seconds. Slowly lower to the ground after 60 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Over time build up to 3 repetitions of 120 seconds each. Then to make it harder lift the knees off the ground too so you are only resting on elbows and your toes.
You can also add in other exercises like crunches if you like but the 3 simple exercises above carried out 2 to 3 times a week, coupled with some regular aerobic walking will help increase your waist training results. You should always stretch for at least 5 minutes before you do these exercises and 5 minutes afterwards.
DIET FOR RE-SHAPING: This is a personal area and here in the office we don’t believe in starving ourselves as we like our food too much. However we do see results from certain modified diets in helping accelerate the results of waist-training. The most obvious results we see are from low-carbohydrate/no carbohydrate diets. When a diet consists of more protein and fat rather than carbs as the energy source we see much better re-shaping results. There are many such diets out there and a little research can help. We like low-carbohydrate diets like the Primal Diet which is not about counting calories, more about eating sensible food groups that give your body everything it needs to function and grow and operate at its optimum level. I have actually lost 2 to 2.5 lbs a week over 8 weeks to reach my preferred weight and shape simply by changing to a low carbohydrate diet. Warning: you should always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on a diet and have your blood checked at regular intervals.
Tight-lacing using steel boned corsets will lead to re-shaping and waist reduction over time if you wear your corset frequently. Once you are on your way with your tight lacing regime also consider purchasing an Extra Strong Double-Boned Corset when you need to go down a size. The Double Boned Corsets result in a more extreme cinch of the waist which in tandem with your moderate exercise and sensible food intake will accelerate your waist reduction.
If you have a date in mind to reach a certain weight and/or shape or you simply have a goal of being able to get back into a favorite dress that no longer zips up then you need to accelerate your waist training. Introduction of moderate exercise and the correct diet combinations do not have to mean punishing yourself. Make simple adjustments to your daily routine to make sure walking is a part of your daily life. Try to find the time to do 2 simple 20 minute workout routines in your home a week and look to move from a carbohydrate and sugar rich diet to a more energy sustaining protein rich diet and you will boost your results. You go girl !