I'm often asked about the effectiveness of WAIST TRAINERS. Do they work? Should the average person wear one? How often should you wear one? Who makes the best one?
Here's the tea. Sip slow, it's kinda hot.
Truth be told, your body already has a natural waist trainer. Fitness professionals refer to it as your TRANSVERSE ABDOMINAL MUSCLE. As with any muscle in the body, this muscle needs to be stimulated, or rather activated, to yield any results.
You don't need to purchase any additional equipment from some Instagram model. You don't need to agree to have someone's Aunty or sorror from fall '94, or wrap your midsection in Saran Wrap.
The Transverse Abdominal Muscle wraps around your midsection (wait for it) just like a corset, or waist trainer. The TAM helps you stand upright, and works in conjunction with other muscles and joints to further your posture.
The best way to stimulate the TAM, and overall performance of your core is by driving your belly button inward and holding it there, while performing functional movements.
Muscle atrophy, or muscle breakdown, will increase with the usage of devices like waist trainers. Furthermore, you work hard for your money. As stated earlier, your body already has all the resources needed to help you get in shape. Why spend additional money purchasing a device that can potentially cause more harm to you than it does good? It's one thing to make a bad choice as a result of ignorance. It's another thing to know better and still proceed to make a bad decision. That my friends is a waist of time.