Whether you are looking to give yourself a more shapely waist or you want your clothing to fit just a bit better, compression waist training may help. Unfortunately, there are many prevailing myths about waist training in general.
Myth: Waist trainers are hard on your internal organs.
If you take a look at some of the drastic waist-training devices women used many years ago, it is easy to understand why this myth is so prevalent. Back then, it was common for corsets to be drawn so severely tight that the waist would be cinched inward to what appeared to be an impossible degree. Modern-day compression waist training is not the same; the device puts only gentle pressure on your waist to gradually draw your curves inward, so it is not compressing your organs.
Myth: Compression waist trainers make it hard to breathe correctly.
If you are trying a compression waist trainer and it is making it hard for you to breathe properly, it is a good indicator that either:
- You are not wearing the trainer correctly
- You have a trainer that is the wrong size
- You are tightening the trainer too much too soon
Most waist trainers are designed in a way that you can gradually increase the compression by tightening the trainer a little over time. Jumping into the process too quickly can mean you are compression your skin and tissue against your lungs, which can make it hard to breathe.
Myth: Waist training is something women do to conform to a preconceived notion of body shape.
Waist training is all about the individual and their own self-confidence. Even though there are definitely people who try waist training because they want to look good for someone else or for some other reason beyond their own desires, most people who try waist training are looking to boost how they feel about the shape of their own bodies.
Myth: All waist trainers have to be really tall in order to work.
There is a myth floating around about compression waist trainers that the trainer itself has to have so many "bones" (integrated ribs) in order to be effective. However, you can find waist trainers in all kinds of sizes and heights, and they do not have to be a certain vertical height to be effective. It is all about what you wish to achieve with your training and the unique shape of your own body.
To learn more information about using a compression waist trainer, reach out to a professional near you.