Rodney, to me it sounds like you’re on the “right track.” If your client is progressing, then I say “keep up the good work.” What I always tell my clients is that “while spot reduction won’t really work, we will usually see progress FIRST in the areas of their body that needs it the least.” It’s the harder spots that will see results last (for example, let’s say that’s she’s reduced her body fat by 3 percent since working with you, well the loss attributable to the an area where she has the most excess fat will hardly be noticeable at first, whereas that same amount of loss from an area with little excess fat will shine through quickly! But, this doesn’t mean that what you’re doing with her isn’t working, it just may take a bit longer to show in those areas with the most to lose. The fact that you’re seeing progress means that what you’re doing is probably working. Keep it up, of course with appropriate progressions and changes as necessary. It will be when your client least expects it that she’ll begin to see the desired results in her thighs!
I hope that this helps.
Hey Rodney! It’s awesome to see a professional taking the time and initiative to ask other professionals for input on an issue of concern. As we all know spot reduction at this time is not a reality (there is however, some data that suggests it’s possible but no one really knows how to use it yet). I would like to suggest increasing rep numbers to the 20’s or run metabolic circuits as these tend to burn more calories. Also adding suspension training exercises like the lunge where you have your client touch the floor with both hands on the down phase and raise to single leg standing. This is a very challenging exercise and is only appropriate if she is ready (obviously). Think high reps, high reps, high reps. Good luck with everything and keep up the great work.