You’ve probably seen the Kardashians waist training, and you want to start too.
You check it out online, and you realise there are different types of waist trainers. There are different lengths, different sizes… we must admit it can get quite confusing sometimes! To add to that, you aren’t even sure what your body type is!
Fret not! Here are 4 key tips to make sure you get your perfect waist trainer.
1) Know your body type
There are 5 core body types that you should know of: Hourglass, Rectangle, Pear-Shape, Apple-Shape, and Oval. The best-suited length of the waist trainer will depend on your body type.
For example, a Rectangle Shape would fit the longer waist trainer better due to your narrower hips. But for the Pear Shape, the shorter one would be better as it’ll end nicely above your wider hips.
Are you apple-shaped or pear-shaped? Find out now.
To determine your body type, we recommend looking in the mirror and noting down how narrow/wide certain body parts are, like your shoulders, hips and bust.
Just remember that no matter which body shape you are, you are beautiful inside and out!
2) Identifying where your waist and hips are
This is the most important thing to note before buying a waist trainer. It's a common mistake to measure your hips instead of your waist and end up with a big and loose waist trainer.
Your waist is under your bust, and above your belly button. It's the narrowest part of your torso.
On the other hand, your hips are above your buttocks. They're the widest part of your torso. Now that you’re aware of this, go on and measure yourself.
We show you how to measure your waist here!
3) Measuring your torso length
Which suits you best: the Classic 9 or Classic 11? The former is 9" long while the latter is 11.5" long.
Take a measuring tape and measure your torso vertically, all the way down your hip bones. If you’re not sure where your hip bones are, just bring it down the widest part of your hips, and you’re good to go.
4) Your lifestyle
You'd be surprised to know that your daily activities actually do influence the type of waist trainer you should get!
If you’re a fitness junkie, the Classic 9 is a better choice as you can still perform your compound exercise movements (eg. squats, deadlifts) without any impediments to your movements.
If your occupation requires you to stand for long hours (e.g. nurse) and you have constant backaches as a result, the Classic 11 or Taupe 11 will give you that much-needed support that you wish for. Goodbye backaches!
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