Are you considering getting a waist cincher for yourself because you need to slim down your waist to feel good? It’s undeniable that when you know that you look good, you feel amazing! So us women, we sometimes need that confidence booster after a long day of hard work, taking care of our families and running the world. But you are probably here because you are having second thought about starting waist training because of the scary health risks that you’ve read about. Let’s get that straight.
The dangers of waist training
Crushed ribs, liver complication, blood clots, acid reflux and increased heart pressure are a few of the alleged side effects of waist training. Claims have been made that long-term use of the corset will slowly crush the lower rib cage and will permanently restructure the internal organs. And because the organs will constantly be compressed, the liver especially, will be damaged. Medical experts warn people of these dangers and you’ll find it all over the internet. There are countless articles trying to discourage you from waist training.
I’m here to tell you now that these are true. BUT! These side effects only happen with steel-boned corsets and those kinds of corsets are different than the modern waist cincher. For these same reasons, they were later on banned in the seventeenth century. In fact, there is such a thing called fainting chairs or sofas back then. Women who faint because their corsets are too tight is quite common that these chairs are found in most homes.
They laced up their corsets so tight that they can’t breathe. They start to get dizzy and eventually faint. This type of corset is still used by some women up until this day and is often mistaken for the modern cincher.
Modern cincher VS traditional corset
In order to determine why the traditional corset causes these dangers and why the modern cincher doesn’t, we have to understand how each is structured and what they are made of. First of all, let’s admit that the modern cincher is inspired and patterned after the corset. They have the same goal of slimming down the waist and providing back support. They both cinch the waist instantly.
So how do they differ? It’s in the materials used. The most significant difference is the steel-boning. The traditional corset has steel vertical bones spread throughout, this is what gives you the shape and keeps your bulges intact. It also has a lace-up ribbon at the back that allows you to close it any size. Now this is where the danger comes in. The lace-up will let you close the corset as small as you want and the steel-boning is unforgiving.
The modern cincher on the other hand no longer has the steel-boning but has instead been replaced with Flexiboning. It still gives you the shape and keeps your bulges intact but is flexible enough not to crush you. This body shaper has also been further enhanced by fat burning properties so that even if it’s not as intense as the traditional corset, it makes up through it. The material that the trimmer is made of increases thermal activity around the torso so that even as you simply wear it, it melts the fat. Now, pair that with ab exercises and you’ll get miraculous results.
The modern shaper has also been stripped off of the lace closure. It’s designed for the modern woman who can do it by herself and quickly. You can easily snap the hook and eye to close. No need for someone else to lace it up for you.
The extremes of corset training
While the steel-boned corset can become dangerous to your health, it is actually in the way you use it that brings the danger. It is in the extremes that women are willing to take it. Take the Guinness world record holder for smallest waistline, Cathie Jung from the United States. She has a waistline of 15 inches when wearing her corset and 21 inches without it.
This is not the ideal waistline for most women and not everyone is willing to take it this far. The modern waist trimmer will not allow you to get a waist this small because you can only close it as small as the first row of hooks are.
How to use the modern waist trainer safely
You will choose your size of the waist trainer based on your weight and current waistline in inches. The different sizes have been designed to allow the user to only close it to what is safe. So for example, if you got a medium size, the smallest hook and eye row is the smallest but safest possible waistline for your body.
You should slowly integrate the trimmer to your everyday routine. Start with one hour on the first day of your waist training program. This is to get your body used to it. Some may find it uncomfortable that they have to take it off right away that’s why it is best that you try it on at home. Yet some women find it comfortable enough that they forget that they are actually wearing one.
Once you have introduced your body to the sensation of wearing a shaper, you can slowly add a few minutes or an hour everyday. You should then be able to wear it for a full eight hours in weeks. The goal is to be able to wear it that long every single day.
It’s comfortable enough to wear to the gym and will give you better and faster results. It’s also great to wear as a shapewear, it will keep your bulges in place and give you a smoother silhouette. That alone will save you hundreds from having to buy expensive shapewear. Eventually, you will wear it no matter what your activity for the day is.