Beginner Waist Training Tips
While waist trainers are simple enough to use, there are some mistakes that beginners make when starting out. Here are some tips to smoothen your waist training journey:
Tip #1: Don’t Overtighten The Waist Trainer
The biggest mistake beginners often make is to be extreme from the start. Our bodies take time to adjust, and this includes your waist. Tighten the waist trainer to only a level you feel comfortable enough to breathe, talk, and move in.
Tip #2: Drink Plenty Of Water
Because you will be sweating more with a waist trainer than on average, even while resting, it’s important to stay hydrated.
Tip #3 Adjust Meal Portions
Wearing a waist trainer will obviously constrict your midsection a little. This means you can’t chow down a massive meal in one go—which is a good thing if you’re trying to lose weight, as it naturally controls your portions. Adjust your meal portions so that you feel more comfortable wearing a waist trainer while full.
Tip #4: Stand Straight And Work On Posture
Even the best waist trainer can’t help you if you have terrible posture. Keep your back straight and don’t hunch, as hunching will cause your gut to bulge out and cause discomfort with a waist trainer.
Keep your abs taut while walking and sitting straight. This is not the same as sucking in your belly, because you should still be able to breathe with taut abs.
Tip #5: Avoid Exercising With a Non-Exercise-Appropriate Waist Trainer
It’s important to keep in mind that waist trainers are not meant to be worn in certain situations and times. For example, you can’t wear a waist trainer during workouts because it’s uncomfortable and can restrict your breathing and movement.
So, it’s important to see if the waist trainer you’re wearing is designed to be worn during exercise. Luxx waist trimming belts are specifically designed to be worn at gyms. They help you continue waist training while also helping you keep proper form during difficult exercises such as squats and deadlifts.
Tip #6: Listen To Your Body
Most importantly, it’s vital to listen to your body. Do not ignore sharp pain and discomfort. While waist trainers can be slightly difficult at first, they’re not meant to cause pain and discomfort over a long time. If there is persistent pain weeks after starting waist training, do the following:
- Check that you’re wearing the waist trainer correctly
- Ensure you’re only wearing them for the specified time (4-8 hours for Luxx waist trainers)
- Consult a medical professional