Waist Training Exercises 101 Video, Steel Corsets Vs. Belly Binders For Waist Training & Differences Between Postpartum Binding & Waist Training With Pictures
For those who are looking to waist train or already are waist training, these 7 simple exercises outline in the video below will help you burn more inches off of your mid-section while wearing your waist trainer. They CANNOT be done with a fully rigid, steel-boned hard corset without any latex inside of it.
My Squeem has metal boning, but it’s flexible and strong, so these exercises can be performed safely in it. Also, it is WAY more comfortable yet still highly effective, as I have bought a steel-boned, tight-lacing corset and there is just no way to bend in them AT ALL. They are much less comfortable for long-term and/or hours a day wear, which doesn’t have to be anymore in this day and age.
Those types of corsets may look cool on, meaning ‘sexy’, but it isn’t practical for every day use for a woman on the go and especially for moms who have to be able to bend and move to live and don’t need any more frustrations. They didn’t have these type of garments in the good ‘ol days, which actually weren’t that good as far as these garments are concerned. Those poor moms.
5 years ago after finishing up with postpartum binding in a size small garment. weighing less than I do today. Now in the picture (left) I weigh more, but am wearing the extra small garment for waist training.
You can’t wear a rigid, tight-lacing corset during exercise as flexibility of body motion in any way for it is impossible, and there is no stretch at all for proper lung expansion, so all sites will say big fat NO on that one. My binder is different. Squeem is the best! It holds me real tight, but I can still get enough oxygen into my lungs and some flexibility to my motion and more comfort for the ability for longer wear.
The steel-boned, non-pliable, obviously, corsets CANNOT be worn under clothes like my binder can be so wonderfully, only over clothes, but I’m a mom. I don’t have the guts for that one. Also, it unfortunately creates a mummy tummy underneath if not custom made to your EXACT proportions I am guessing, which the lower belly is not a problem area of mine like when I was postpartum belly binding, which is different, and now using the same brand one size down.. no issues. It covers the waistline area and the lower tummy to keep it supported. My rigid corset pushes out the lower stomach downward and out creating a bulge that isn’t there without it. Not a good look. If I had loose skin it would be hanging down into my pubic area for certain.
I will show you me putting it on and that happening via video shortly. I will share a few photos right now to show some of what I am referring to.
(Excuse one of the snaps popped partially out, but you will understand what I mean here. I threw it on quick. It doesn’t affect the aftermath. A pic of it normal from the front, then it pushing out a belly underneath that is not there w/o it on, nor with my Squeem on, and then when I sit at the computer. It just bulges out and down. Not a good look. It digs into my back to. It’s less natural looking at the hips also. They bulge out oddly.)
The Squeem compresses evenly and doesn’t make your belly appear larger. It helps if you need to look flat in the lower abdomen also. You’d not know I had a flat tummy below in the above pics. That is the big drawback of corsets. (One of them). I guess custom ($$) is the only way to go IF you go the corset route.
Yes, I have the Miracle Vest and the Perfect Waist models now for my waist training.
Instant slimming with the Squeem. Permanent results achieved over time.
9 weeks after belly binding I felt done, but at 12 weeks postpartum with twins I was sure it was for total keeps!!!!
I will keep you posted with my waist training progress through pictures and videos.
Also, in my Squeem I can breathe better and easier while getting great all-around compression I can feel and still see amazing results without thinking about my binder the whole time I am wearing it. You can’t forget in the corsets. Unless you are looking to break world records, there is no need for those great extremes. You don’t need pain to gain while you are waist training to achieve a more hourglass-shaped figure!
While exercise will heighten your results during the waist training process, it isn’t mandatory. Any sweat also helps burn off inches and pounds if you are also dieting while waist training, which I am not doing. I have gotten results off of my waistline without dieting or exercising. I just started exercise while waist training in this video below, so I am a newbie with just that one vid under my belt, but I will say without either you will still get results like I have, it’s just less quick and dramatic. However, like everything else everybody is different, so don’t give up because you WILL see results.
I decided some exercise in my trainer might be a good idea, so if you want to try watch the video. It’s the 1st of more to come. Just make sure you are using a proper garment for this process and for the exercises. If you are newly postpartum do not waist train. There are differences between the two things. You don’t want to work out the abs in the same way that you can after you have healed up completely- physically and hormonally. Plus, the overall goals are different.
Postpartum belly binding
Going back to where you were before you got pregnant: Trimming down the waistline to where it once was. Flattening a mummy tummy making it look slender and attractive again (non-pregnant at all), maybe even a little bit flatter. Bring the abdominal muscles back into place fully to help support lax skin and help make it become more elastic and ‘normal looking’ again faster. Bring the over-stretched and over-exerted abdominal muscles together again to promote a strong core and reunite the two halves to have a healthy mid-section free of worries of hernias, back pain and possible surgery. Diastasis recti is a common culprit of a weakened core, weak transverse abs, that can lead to medical issues and pain. Concealing your figure flaws from yourself while healing. Supporting lax skin while it heals instead of drooping down. Muscle and skin has some degree of memory to them. The bounce back rate depends on what you do to help promote healing in the mid-section overall.
Support the incision area of a c-section to help speed up healing, reduce pain and repair cut muscles in the abdominals. Help the uterus go back to its former state quicker. Also, to pull in an expanded rib cage from being over-extended during a pregnancy, especially in the case of a large baby and multiples, but it is shown that the vast majority of women whom have been pregnant and delivered a child, whether it is noticeable to them at the time or not, do have some extent of ribcage expansion post-baby(ies). This is also helped by using a binder, but you NEED to be able to breathe. You want tight but you need to be comfortable as well.
When a rib cage is expanded and is not brought back to its original state it widens the waistline. These are all things that are helped by belly binding. You can also use models for bust support (Miracle Vest) and use it to help further support the back during the healing process. Less back pain is always welcomed after a baby or multiples, as you will be holding a lot of kids and doing a lot of feedings and will feel it whether you had back problems prior, an abdominal separation or not. The Squeem (in the 5 years of experience with the garment and in selling and having stories come flooding into my inbox from happy customers, does it all and has saved many from surgery, much like myself.)
Best price from an authentic, authorized reseller (SO important) who started up with working with the brand because, well.. it works! I had to spread the word! Look at my results above & you will see why after 5 full-term babies, including 37 wk. gestation twins, and genetics were NOT on my side! Go figure? I told you that you can’t always rely on your mama!
The purpose of waist training is to cut inches off of the waistline, point blank! It’s for any woman regardless of if they ever had children or not. It does also help draw in the rib cage, often in a more extreme way for many who go real tight, and this in turn helps the waistline get smaller as well. To what degree you wish to go with this practice is up to you. Usually, for most women, the goal is a sexy looking hourglass figure. Not straight up and down, not apple shaped.
An hourglass figure is the ultimate goal of waist training.
Up and down (straight) figures and apple-shaped figures make up most of the waist training market.
Being thin does not mean you automatically have an hourglass figure. Some women simply have to work harder for it than others.
Exercise alone is most usually NOT enough. Most to more than most can’t accomplish that look through exercise by itself. Many women with 6 packs and a very strong core actually have widened waistlines, instead of the opposite. Again, go figure? There are always exceptions, but it does ring true in most cases. Not everyone can accomplish a 6 pack anyway. And I mean no matter what they do!
Size does not matter with waist training. You can be over-weight and waist train to achieve amazing results with your mid-section. Compounding using a waist trainer and losing weight only makes your results appear even more dramatic, but waist training is for every shape and size.
Waist training helps re-distribute the fat from the mid-section and position it in the shape of the garment being worn (hourglass) for a more feminine shape. With the right type of trainer, it burns off some of the unwanted, extra fat you may be hoarding in and around your tummy in a whole. The binder molds your figure during wear, and over time these results will become more and more permanent, though it does take patience, and possibly a tad of occasional maintenance once you get to your perfect shape. It’s all worth it to me.
A Jessica Rabbit type figure is most women’s dream, though we do realize she is a cartoon. If we actually looked like it in human form, I think it would be a little extreme. But it definitely shows off a sexy, mega hour-glass shape.
Some take the waist training practice too far with their waistlines, but I have no opinions there. Who am I to judge? I just wouldn’t go too extreme for myself personally. Go where you wish with it, but don’t try and do too much too fast and just be healthy about it. I can’t imagine that extreme, tight-lacing corseting is not at all damaging in the long-run to some part or parts of your body, but I am not a doctor. I just like the hourglass shape. A natural looking set of curves that grab attention. Most women still wish to look like a normal woman just nicely improved.
I am training one size under what I used postpartum that brought me back to my waistline pre-twins within 3 months’ time, but now I want MORE!
This is Cathie Jung. She holds the world record for the tiniest waist at only 15 inches corseted!
This is not my goal. She has fans all around the world who find her dedication amazing and her shape quite beautiful. I find this very extreme. It is not close to my goal, but again.. to each their own. It does go to show that a smaller waist can be accomplished by anyone (hopefully, to a lesser degree.) Jung started at 43 and is now in her 70’s. You go girl!
It is perfectly safe to waist train after you have had a baby, but you need to wait until your 6 week checkup, maybe more with a c-section, but your doctor knows best. And postpartum binding comes first anyway, as you want to get back to where you were to begin with before starting with something more extreme, obviously, THEN train to go beyond. You DEFINITELY want to make sure at that point that you do not have any diastasis recti present. Some of these exercises will make it worse if you do. Postpartum binding normally, forgoing any ab work outside of my You Tube ‘special diastasis recti ab exercises’ (and others you can also find) until you are fully healed is your definite 1st course of action before waist training specificallly. Hormones have to vacate the body, uteruses’ need to shrink all the way back down, c-section incisions need 100% healing, etc.