corsets good or bad?

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I have seen stories about how people have worked out in corsets and lost a lot of weight and got a great figure. Does this really work or does it hurt you to much? I am willing to try if it works. Please and thank you.
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  • IsaackGMOON
    IsaackGMOON Posts: 3,358 Member
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    Corsets do not make you lose weight. A caloric deficit does. Now, I've never worn a corset and I don't have any plans of doing so... but I know they can potentially 're-shape' your ribs if you wear them a lot and for extended periods of time; which can be bad.
  • dramaqueen45
    dramaqueen45 Posts: 1,009 Member
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    This is a new one on me. I would not think this would work. I assume the idea is to cinch your waist and lose water off of your mid-section, which is not the same as losing fat of course. I believe the only way to lose weight for good is to burn more than you eat though restricting your calories, exercise or a combination of both, but mainly it is about restricting calories.
  • snickerscharlie
    snickerscharlie Posts: 8,578 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    I have seen stories about how people have worked out in corsets and lost a lot of weight and got a great figure. Does this really work or does it hurt you to much? I am willing to try if it works. Please and thank you.

    What? You think the corset molds your body or something as you exercise? That's one of the most ridiculous things I've heard yet.

    And I've heard a lot! :)
  • bpetrosky
    bpetrosky Posts: 3,911 Member
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    Please, do not take exercise/fitness/diet tips from the Kardassians...
  • Vune
    Vune Posts: 672 Member
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    Good for costumes, ridiculous for fat loss.
  • FlyingMolly
    FlyingMolly Posts: 490 Member
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    Maybe it helps to keep you mindful of your abdominal muscles, which might mean you engage them more during exercise? That's all I've got. It sounds like a hideously uncomfortable gimmick to me, and I can assure you that it is not the shortcut to any kind of miracle.
  • zoeysasha37
    zoeysasha37 Posts: 7,089 Member
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    They work well for making you look nice in a dress for the day, for example wearing one under a wedding dress to smooth out any lumps . But as far as weight loss, NO! Calorie deficit for weight loss. A garment will not cause you to lose weight or fat.
  • Velum_cado
    Velum_cado Posts: 1,608 Member
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    Steel boned corsets are good. Cheap, poorly constructed, plastic boned corsets are bad.

    Working out in corsets is neither. It's just stupid.
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,171 Member
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    Maybe it helps to keep you mindful of your abdominal muscles, which might mean you engage them more during exercise?

    Just the opposite. Since the corset is doing the work of the muscles, you don't work them as much.

  • FlyingMolly
    FlyingMolly Posts: 490 Member
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    earlnabby wrote: »
    Maybe it helps to keep you mindful of your abdominal muscles, which might mean you engage them more during exercise?

    Just the opposite. Since the corset is doing the work of the muscles, you don't work them as much.

    I think it forces better posture, though, so if it's not structured enough to actually let your muscles relax I can see it drawing your attention there. I mean, I've done ab workouts where they tell you to rest your hands on the exact section you're trying to work, just so your brain goes there. If we're not talking about a serious, boned, laced-until-you're-blue corset, I think it could function more like an extra set of hands.
  • Chezzie84
    Chezzie84 Posts: 873 Member
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    earlnabby wrote: »
    Maybe it helps to keep you mindful of your abdominal muscles, which might mean you engage them more during exercise?
    Just the opposite. Since the corset is doing the work of the muscles, you don't work them as much.

    ^^This. My nan has worn a corset everyday since her early teens. Now she cant get away without it. Trust me she I say, you do not want to go down that route.
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    Please, do not take exercise/fitness/diet tips from the Kardassians...
    Do not take any tips from the Kardashians.

  • manderson27
    manderson27 Posts: 3,510 Member
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    Nature has already provided you with an internal corset to work out in. Abs. Work them, strip the fat off them and you will never need a man made corset.

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  • bpetrosky
    bpetrosky Posts: 3,911 Member
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    Chezzie84 wrote: »
    earlnabby wrote: »
    Maybe it helps to keep you mindful of your abdominal muscles, which might mean you engage them more during exercise?
    Just the opposite. Since the corset is doing the work of the muscles, you don't work them as much.

    ^^This. My nan has worn a corset everyday since her early teens. Now she cant get away without it. Trust me she I say, you do not want to go down that route.
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    Please, do not take exercise/fitness/diet tips from the Kardassians...
    Do not take any tips from the Kardashians.

    If they wanted to tip me for service, sure....but I think they're lousy tippers.
  • tenkides
    tenkides Posts: 151 Member
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    Thank you for posting. I didn't get this from the Kardashians. I have just seen lots of ads for it and was wondering. I didn't think it would work either but I had to ask. I definitely will not be trying this then. I would never want to change the shape of my ribs just to lose weight. I think the only reason they still exist is because of costumes and for weddings. Thank you for posting.

  • Sued0nim
    Sued0nim Posts: 17,456 Member
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    There is one, maybe two, reasons to wear a corset

    Neither is connected with weight loss, fitness or permanent body shaping
  • Chezzie84
    Chezzie84 Posts: 873 Member
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    bpetrosky wrote: »
    Chezzie84 wrote: »
    earlnabby wrote: »
    Maybe it helps to keep you mindful of your abdominal muscles, which might mean you engage them more during exercise?
    Just the opposite. Since the corset is doing the work of the muscles, you don't work them as much.

    ^^This. My nan has worn a corset everyday since her early teens. Now she cant get away without it. Trust me she I say, you do not want to go down that route.
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    Please, do not take exercise/fitness/diet tips from the Kardassians...
    Do not take any tips from the Kardashians.

    If they wanted to tip me for service, sure....but I think they're lousy tippers.

    Doesn't surprise me. I used to work in hospitality and I found the more "famous" the person the tighter they were when it came to tipping. Expecting first class service and not showing appreciation for it.
    Glad I live in England, we don'tg have wastes of space like the Kardashians and the Hilton's thrown in our faces.

  • Chezzie84
    Chezzie84 Posts: 873 Member
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    tenkides wrote: »
    Thank you for posting. I didn't get this from the Kardashians. I have just seen lots of ads for it and was wondering. I didn't think it would work either but I had to ask. I definitely will not be trying this then. I would never want to change the shape of my ribs just to lose weight. I think the only reason they still exist is because of costumes and for weddings. Thank you for posting.

    and old women
  • rachelbouc
    rachelbouc Posts: 65 Member
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    Umm...the skeleton at the Muetter Museum in Philadelphia tells me it's possibly a very bad idea.
  • rainbowbow
    rainbowbow Posts: 7,490 Member
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    i'll repost what i've posted on every one of these threads that pops up.

    Waist training is something you should only consider going into because you love corsets and WANT to waist train. Beware: wasit training does re-arrange your organs and it can over time make it to where you NEED a corset because you atrophy core strength.

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    Now if this is the products you're referring to are falsely called "waist cinchers". They are in fact NOT a true waist cincher (a type of corset) as they lack laces and boning. They therefore do not offer the level of compression or support an actual corset does to perform (real) waist training.

    Waist training with corsets IS real but involves steel boned corsets being worn for many hours a day for months at a time. This rearranges organs and narrows your ribs.

    These "waist cinchers" are only closed with a fish and hook lock at the front of the corset and contain no boning. They are made of neoprene (non breathable material) to help you sweat.

    So let's get this straight. If you're asking about the above It's a compression garment similar to spanx, made of material to make you sweat, and only intended to be worn for a short duration of time (while exercising).

    Any benefit you'll receive from this product will be incredibly minimal and temporary (water weight).
  • SherryTeach
    SherryTeach Posts: 2,836 Member
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    The only purpose for wearing any compression garment is to fit into a skinny or thin fabric dress for a very special occasion. I wore Spanx to my daughter's wedding. I might consider putting them on again if my other daughter gets married. Otherwise, they can just stay in that drawer.