Since starting derby and really committing to passing minimum skills, I started wearing a corset regularly. You might ask what in the world does one have to do with the other? Well let me write you the connection.
I've always played around with wearing corsets and have loved the look always! I think girdles are more pinup but the extreme curves women can get in a corset has always made me love them over girdles. I bought a fashion corset for performing on stage and that lead me to buying my first waist-training corset from Orchard Corset. The first thing I noticed about wearing a real corset was that my posture was so much better. The lifting of the boobs is one part corset shelf and one part they stick out when you stand up or sit up straight.
I have horrible posture. Seriously! I love to slouch since it doesn't hurt my back. Sitting with good posture means that my back hurts so I just don't do it. The corset left me with no choice but to have good posture because slouching in a corset hurts!
So the derby connection, straight back with boobs out while squatting is proper derby stance. If you don't get into proper derby stance it doesn't take much to knock your ass to the floor. Stay in derby stance! Do you see my problem? Proper derby stance hurts like a mother-fucker if you are professional sloucher. My back hurts so badly after one hour of derby let alone two. I've taken to wearing my corset (a wasp-sized one from Orchard and gift from DH) as a way to help support my back and create good posture muscle memory. It is totally helping!
The corset also gives me, well accentuates, my killer curves. Wednesday I have a body by derby and corset :) I'm contemplating buying one of Orchards new waist cinchers for working out. I gotta get my derby stance as second nature to get into bouting shape. So I'm not waist training, I'm posture training!