Everyone wants to look perfect for the opposite sex. Women, especially, are held to a higher beauty standard than men. Women do whatever it takes to create the perfect pretty picture for men to admire. One of the things women are constantly pressured to do is have an hourglass figure.
This means grueling hours in the gym, dieting until everything loses its flavor, and using weight loss tools of all types. Have you ever wondered how Scarlett O’Hara felt wearing that corset? While it wasn’t a weight loss tool, it definitely helped create a pretty picture for men to admire. Enter the waist trainer.
What is a waist trainer? What is it training your waist to do? Is it an exercise or workout equipment? These are some of the questions that come to mind when people read the words “waist trainer.” Let’s examine what it is and what it does.
What Is A Waist Trainer?
There is a big difference between the waist trainer and other products. Other products are made of latex. They do not cinch the waist, so not giving the waist much definition.
A waist trainer is basically a steel-boned corset. When donned, it moves the floating ribs and rearranges the internal organs. The waist is cinched to within an inch of its life. The woman can’t eat much of anything because there’s no room for it to digest. She won’t be able to walk fast or run because she won’t be able to breathe. All she can do is look incredibly shapely.
What Is It Training The Waist To Do?
Many women wear corsets as back support. New mothers wear waist trainers to hold everything together instead of bouncing around. Following a C-section, some mothers are instructed to wear a corset. They could have a condition in which the intestine pushes through the abdominal muscles. It’s called diastasis recti.
Most women wear a corset for one night to a special event in order to look slim. Waist trainers do help women lose weight because they restrict the stomach from taking in too much food. That’s no reason to rearrange all your innards, though.
Is It An Exercise Or Workout Equipment?
A waist trainer was meant to be used temporarily as a one-time “lookin’ good!” kind of tool. Women should not wear a steel-boned corset to work out. Since the body pivots on the waist and hip, wearing something that severely cuts that movement won’t do the body much good. You won’t be able to reach, bend, or kick.
You won’t be able to breathe, either. With your organs squashed together, wearing a corset to work out will make you sick. If there’s anything in your stomach to throw up, you will. Do yourself a favor and work out without outside help, so to speak.
Waist trainers are perfectly safe to use if you only want to look good at company parties. If you have back trouble, by all means, wear a steel-boned corset. Just be sure not to wear them so tight they restrict your body’s natural movements, both inside and out. We want to see you happy and healthy!