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Old 02-02-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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sorry, but its like nailing jello to a tree
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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Waist cinchers will hold you in and probably cause you to eat less. Wearing anything tight for a prolonged period sometimes changes the shape (my ring finger is much slimmer than those with no rings).

Just like people say they'll be wearing elastic waisted pants to the buffet, wearing anything tight will have you feeling full way faster and therefore eating less.

Yes, it's uncomfortable, but I don't think it's completely bogus.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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Yea, they work by squishing your organs - no thanks!
Yep. It works as long as you're wearing it. As soon as you take it off, the fat moves back into place.

In other words, by squishing in the fat it might sort of make you look a bit slimmer while you have it on, but it won't cause you to actually lose any fat.

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It's funny that the pictures of women wearing them are always thin women that don't need them in the first place. Let's see something realistic!
LOL. Oh so true. That model is not the woman this product is marketed to!

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I don't know if they work or not...but I would think just plain old fashioned diet and exercise would help the most.
Bolded part can't be repeated too often!

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I have been seeing this trend on instagram a lot! Women wearing waist cinchers to help lose stomach in the stomach area. What are your thoughts on this ? Does it really work? Does it help getting the hourglass shape?

Do you believe everything you read/see?
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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OP, you're not actually going to "lose" the stomach, just conceal it..they look like a cheap form of a corset to me.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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If you are talking about corseting, it works


Cathie Jung : smallest waist in the world - YouTube

My advice would be that you dont go too extreme as to damage your organs. But if you want to lose an inch or two yes it works. Go to You Tube search for corsetting. Dont listen to these people too much bad advice in this thread.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:37 PM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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No, they don't work. Common sense people, common sense!
WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!

Corset training absolutely works.

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You can't change your body-shape LMAO. That's been proven. You can "enhance" and take the "notice" off parts you want to, but you can't change the way you distribute weight, as well as your body type at all. I know a lot of girls that try to do this, and fail horribly. If you're an inverted triangle, play down the parts you dislike about the shape, and play up your "assets", the same for any other body type. I'm an hour-glass, but when I gain weight, I start veering toward pear shape, I could never become a banana or a ruler by just trying to throw on a waist cincher or corset and wrap something around my hips and legs to "contain" the fat lmao. It's called losing weight, working out, eating better, and accepting yourself the way you were made. I used to hate my body shape, because I was bigger than my mom and my sisters--my mom was a size 0 and shaped like a ruler but very lean and fit, so was my youngest sister, and my other sister was very thin and shaped similar to an inverted triangle--I was curvy and an hour glass. I always wanted to look like my mom and tried to, by trying different things and it never happened....

I feel sorry for women that try to be an hour glass or a "pear" by wearing a corset, it just ain't gonna happen. Plus it looks painful.
Again, wrong.

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No, they don't work. You can't really do spot reduction when you exercise. In order to burn fat in a specific area, you'll just need to burn fat throughout your whole body. You could do spot BUILDING where one part or parts of your body can be the most dominant than others. Spot reduction not so much, since in order to fat, you're body will need to work as one unit, which is where cardio comes in.

Wrong, yet again.


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Yep. It works as long as you're wearing it. As soon as you take it off, the fat moves back into place.
Only if you haven't trained for a long time.

Corset training is AGE OLD, and yes it works. It slowly shifts your organs in different places, which causes your waist to be smaller.

I know it works, I know MANY women who do this, and they have lost anywhere from a few inches to almost a foot off their waist.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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In response to the most recent posts, I'd need to see results of properly conducted studies to be convinced that corsets will permanently change the figure. Even if that should happen to be the case, when you start talking about squishing the midsection and forcing organs into new and unnatural positions, that can't be good for you.

Also, something important to keep in mind for the Exercise and Fitness forum is that even if it should actually be true that you can change your shape with such an unhealthful practice, that has nothing to do with fitness. Fitness is about well-being. It's about actually losing excess fat in the midsection through exercise and good nutrition, which is good for a person's health, not just changing the appearance by unnaturally--most likely dangerously--squashing fat and internal organs into new locations.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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In response to the most recent posts, I'd need to see results of properly conducted studies to be convinced that corsets will permanently change the figure. Even if that should happen to be the case, when you start talking about squishing the midsection and forcing organs into new and unnatural positions, that can't be good for you.

Also, something important to keep in mind for the Exercise and Fitness forum is that even if it should actually be true that you can change your shape with such an unhealthful practice, that has nothing to do with fitness. Fitness is about well-being. It's about actually losing excess fat in the midsection through exercise and good nutrition, which is good for a person's health, not just changing the appearance by unnaturally--most likely dangerously--squashing fat and internal organs into new locations.
Yep.
And if it were so easy and realistic why aren't more women doing it?
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Here is an interesting blog about it. I couldn't find the picture of a woman's skeleton that was damaged.

Image of the Week: Crimes of the Corset | Wellcome Trust Blog
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