Waist Training

Ever since Kim K was seen wearing a waist trainer it has become the latest fitness craze, but waist training has been around for thousands of years. The women with the worlds smallest waist Ethel Granger used corset training to archive a 13inch waist. However experts are warning us of some of the disadvantages of waist training so before you invest on a waist trainer there are a few you should be aware of. It is worthwhile educating yourself before making an informed decision to purchase one. it is important to open our minds because it is our body that is on th line.

1. It wont get rid of the fat

Waist trainers won’t have any lasting effect on the waist size, shape and appearance as it does not get rid of the fat in your waist. So waist training can only provide a temporary slim waist, a healthy lifestyle is far more effective. The moment you stop wearing one, your tummy will go back to what it was. Some waist trainer vendors claim that waist trainers stimulate thermal activity which in turn will burn fat and toxins, however there is no evidence of that.

2. Difficulty Breathing

Another problem with waist training is that when you inhale, your diaphragm expands and you abdomen flares out, but waists training restricts this movement. if the waist trainer is too tight, it means you wont be able to breath properly or your abdomen wont be able to move freely. You can only be able to take shallow breaths when you wear a waist trainer so it advised not to wear them during exercise as this can cause dissiness. A lot of women in the Victorian era fainted because of their tight corsets causing shallow breathing.

3. Skin Irritation

If your waist trainer is made of synthetic fibbers this usually causes sweating and this usually leads to itching an chaffing of the skin. So when choosing your waist trainer always try to go for cotton, silk or wool instead of polyester or nylon. Sweating can also create a hot and wet environment which can become a breeding space for bacteria. Very rarely does this turn into a skin infection.

4. Squeezing Internal Organs

When worn incorrectly, waist trainers have the capability of reshaping bones. prolonged use can cram all your organs together. Dr Ludovic O’Followell published a paper exposing the dangers of using too tight waist trainers and in it he showed x-ray pictures of squashed rib-cages and displaced organs. Your diaphragm, stomach and small intestines can all be shifted around if you wear a too tight fitting one for a long time.


  1. Hello,
    thank you for sharing a very interesting article about waist training and how to get slim waist. I have to point out, you really explain in detail everything we need to know about getting slim waist that we always wanted. This are some awesome tips.
    Have a good day

  2. Thank you for writing this helpful article! I have always been intrigued by corsets and waist training, but also afraid of the negative impact it would have on my organs. After reading what you shared, I think I’m going to hold off. I don’t think it’s worth it, especially if it’s going to irritate my skin or interfere with deep breathing. Healthy lifestyle wins!

  3. I have heard just randomly that waist trainers are very bad for you. So it was a very interesting read for me to hear about the specific negative effects that these things cause.
    It is a sad world that we live in that products like this are out there. They do not nothing to help your body physically and are only about looks. And the fact that they actually hurt your body that much and so many people still use them because they think they will be more attractive almost makes me want to cry

  4. I tried out waist training because of all the buzz about it. I thought it might help shape my waist while I was cutting for summer but it didn’t do anything from what I can see. So I stopped using it. I already know how to lose weight from counting macros and weightlifting so it’s okay. 😉

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