Those who have purchased a waist trainer will know that weight loss is not its primary purpose. Instead, they are helpful for contouring your body, aiding with better posture and giving you back your long-lost confidence.
However, while they are not a weight loss product, they are a weight control product. The way in which they sit around your mid-section means you aren’t able to eat large meals while you wear them, which after a while, can result in weight loss. Therefore, waist trainers are often suitable for those who are looking to take back control of both their eating and their body shape.
Once you’re on your way to a healthier, more invigorated version of you, you may wish to begin fine-tuning your final shape and size. Believe it or not, your waist trainer can help with this too. In fact, you can use your waist trainer to get those prominent abs you may have always wanted. Try these three exercises below while wearing your waist trainer.
This exercise has a lot of different names, but a V twist is the perfect way in which to fine-tune those newly-found abs post-weight loss. To carry out this exercise, sit on the ground with your back bent slightly and your legs straight and pointing upward. In essence, you want your body to be forming a V shape. Find a heavy object such as a medicine ball and hold it as you twist your core from left to right. While you’re doing this exercise, you’re working your abdominal muscles.
Cross-legged crunches are another excellent ab exercise while wearing a waist trainer that doesn’t require any equipment. You can do it in the comfort of your own home, all the while benefiting your health in so many ways. Lie on your back with your feet firmly on the ground. Bend your right knee over top of your left leg then crunch forward 20 times. Alternate legs and repeat. Try to do this at least three or four times per week for 5-10 minutes.
The plank is one of the most effective exercises for your abs, and it can be even more so when you include your waist trainer into the mix. Lie down with your forearms in front of you, and your hands clasped together. You then need to push yourself up onto your toes so that you look as straight as a plank. Holding this position, you will immediately begin to feel the burn in your core. Try to keep this position for at least one minute.
These are just a few of the many ways in which wearing a waist trainer can be beneficial in helping to find those long-lost abs. These exercises can also be carried out without a waist trainer, but you may notice increased benefits by wearing one.