Yesterday was (I’ll admit!) a bit of a strict telling off for those trying to push their body too far too soon, apologies if I sounded like anyone’s mother 🙂
Now, how to corset train properly:
It’s very simple and you can’t go far wrong if you follow the golden rule – ‘listen to your body’, if it hurts stop. If you’re just starting out, you need to break your corset in (more on that tomorrow) otherwise it won’t have time to mould to your body shape, won’t feel as comfortable as it could and won’t last as long as it should.
When you put your corset on after the breaking in period, you still need to do it gradually. Give yourself a minimum of 20 minutes to gradually tighten it, allowing time in between tugs for your body to settle in and the corset to start feeling loose again. Stop when the corset stops feeling looser after 10 minutes or so.
If you’re corset training correctly like this, you can expect to reduce your waist by between 2-5 inches in the first 3 months, the longer you go on tight lacing and the smaller you get, the harder it will be to reduce further. You should be wearing the corset all day for this except when bathing and exercising. Again start slow with 2-4 hrs and work up to full days.
Always listen to your body, it’s the most important bit of advice I can give any new corset trainer. Also make sure you are checked over by your doctor regularly when practising extreme corset training – in my opinion this is anything beyond a 5 inch reduction on someone with a stable weight.