An Introduction To Plus-Sized Waist Trainers
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An Introduction To Plus-Sized Waist Trainers

People come in all sizes and shapes. For example, some people are skinny and come with a more petite frame. Other people, being more active, likely carry lean muscle mass and naturally wear a larger clothing size. But, no matter your size or shape, having an hourglass-shaped waste is an attainable goal. SqueezMeSkinny wants to ensure that you have the right plus-sized waist trainer to help you achieve the look and shape you want.

How many people are plus-sized?

Research over the years indicates that 14 is the average women's size. However, according to Plunkett Research, 67% of American women wear a size larger than 14. In addition, only 16% of clothing and sized products sold on today's market are considered plus-sized. By introducing a plus-sized waist trainer, SqueezMeSkinny is helping to fill a product gap in the market for women.

How to choose the right plus-sized waist trainer

When measuring yourself for a plus-sized waist trainer, it's essential to prioritize your size measurements. By sticking to a size based on your measurements, you will find a product that enhances breathability and comfort. As a result, you will end up with a plus-sized waist trainer that sets you up for success.

Torso length is the first measurement that you will take. Measure your torso length from underneath your bust to under your bikini line. Next, you will need to take your waist measurement by measuring the smallest part of your waist. It helps to do this in the morning, right before you eat or drink, to get the most accurate measurement. Our sizing chart will help you find the exact size that you need.

Are plus-sized waist trainers effective?

Plus-sized waist trainers are highly effective. No matter your size, a plus-sized waist trainer will play a role in improving your alignment and posture and help your core muscles focus a little bit better. When wearing a plus-sized waist trainer, you will start wearing it for a few hours each day, working your way up to the recommended 8 to 10 hours within your first week.

If you combine your waist trainer with diet and lifestyle changes, you will get excellent results with your waist trainer. Some dietary changes you could try include increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. You will also need to commit to removing processed and unhealthy foods from your diet.

What are some workouts that go nicely with a plus-sized waist trainer?

If this is your first time using a waist trainer, you are probably looking for some complimentary workouts and exercises that will fit neatly into your day. These exercises will work your cardiovascular system, develop lean muscle mass, and help you burn calories. They are also easy to start with, and you may already have some of the equipment on hand to help you get started.

  1. Walking Routine

A walking routine will help you start getting into shape. You can walk on your break at work, near your home, or at your favorite park outdoors. You can start walking for 10 to 15 minutes on a relatively flat surface. As you walk more, you can gradually increase your pace and the amount of time spent. Over time, you might want to start interval training. This entails walking at a fast pace for ten to fifteen minutes with short one-minute breaks between your fast intervals. Your walk should wind down with five to seven minutes of a slower, cooldown walk.

  1. Strength Training Regimen

Strength training can help you build lean muscle mass, eliminate unwanted fat, and requires minimal equipment. Some people will start their strength training session with a light walking session. You can then do these types of exercises to help build strength:

  • Burpee: This is a squat thrust with an additional stand between repetitions.
  • Step-up activities involve stepping onto an elevated surface, such as a stepping stool or a wooden box.
  • Side-to-side quick squats work your side glutes, quads, and inner thighs.
  • Standing crunches will work all of the muscles of your inner core.
  1. Get a swim routine going

Swimming is a great way to start getting back into shape. It's a little more effective than other workouts, such as walking. You're in the water and have some resistance going against you. If you are getting back into the water, you can do some warmup swims with a kickboard to get your legs used to doing reps in the water. Some basic strokes, such as the backstroke or the crawl stroke, will help you start toning your muscles. If you work out for 30 minutes a few days a week in the water, you will work your muscles and cardiovascular system and burn calories efficiently.

  1. Stationary Bikes and Exercise Balls

These are two different devices that are also a great way to get into shape. Knee lifts go nicely with exercise balls. Hold the exercise ball with both hands directly in front of your body. You will lift your right knee above your belly button, bring the exercise ball from your left side, and do the opposite with the other knee. This exercise is excellent for getting your core muscles back into shape and will go with your waist trainer nicely.

The stationary bike is another way to get back into shape. You can do some interval training on your exercise bike. You can start with a slow pace of 5 mph for about 10 minutes and work your way up to higher speeds for longer bursts of speed. Another way to do your interval training is to adjust the bike's simulated incline if it has that feature. Then, you can do the more complex grades for a brief time and give yourself plenty of time to cool down.

Motivating yourself to use your plus-sized waist trainer

Your waist trainer will be super important to helping you get back into shape. In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, you should practice a few things to motivate you to wear it:

  1. Keep a fitness/nutrition journal. The journal will help you record your successful days and the days you might find yourself slipping. You can also keep track of your workouts, calories, and other notes that will help you on your path to success.
  2. Set smart goals. Your goals should be weekly and help you achieve small milestones. You may have a larger goal of reaching a certain BMI or losing a certain number of pounds. You won't be able to get to that long-term goal if you don't set smaller milestones. For your first week, you might want to work your way up to wearing your waist trainer for 8 to 10 hours per day. You may also want to lower your calorie intake slowly during the first week. Smaller goals are easier to meet and will help you towards your end path.
  3. Find like-minded people. Finding like-minded people could entail joining a group of plus-sized people that do workout sessions together or sitting with people at work who are also trying to cut calories out of their day.
  4. Be fearless. Put aside preconceived notions about yourself and practice the habit of positive self-esteem. If you are proud of yourself for setting out with a plan and sticking to it, you will reach your workout and fitness goals.

You may also want to invest in a personal trainer or a fitness program. A trainer or program will pair you with like-minded people who can motivate you, whether in a one-on-one context or with a group of people with the same outcome in mind.

Coming up with a plan to reach your target fitness goals

The first action item on your list should be to find a great plus-sized waist trainer. Finding the right size through careful measurement will set you up for success. At SqueezMeSkinny, we have a measuring video set up to help you get the measurements ideally.

The next action item on your list will be to find the proper diet to get started. You should find foods that you like that include fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and other healthy snacks that help you stay within your allotted calorie budget for the day. It would help if you also looked at vitamins, minerals, and supplements to help you stay energized. For example, you may want to try complex B vitamins that can help you maintain healthy energy levels.

Lastly, stick to your plan. You will succeed through the encouragement of those around you, the right waist trainer, and the right attitude. Work with SqueezMeSkinny to achieve your fitness goals and get the hourglass waist that you like, even if you feel like you are beyond reaching your diet goals.