I have a client who is 125 lbs with 25% body fat, she is toned and lean except for her mid section. We do Pilates ab series and other Pilates excercises, ab machines, crunches, full sit ups with weights, and we’ve gotten into hoola hooping, still this is where most of her problem area is. Are there any different things we can do? Or some dietary change that may help?
thank you for clarifying your client’s exercise routine. Obviously, you have already implemented the cardiovascular and weight training regimen that I had mentioned.
By your description, your client is of an age where a percent body fat of 25 % is already below the range which would be considered ideal. That is great. It still means that, at a weight of 125 lbs., about 31 lbs. of her weight is fat weight. I assume that she does not need to lose body weight. So her only other option is to try to reduce her percent body fat even further which, considering her current exercise status, may be very difficult as it would mean even more exercise with the resulting increased risk for injury.
It is still my personal opinion not to work this ‘problem area’ any more than the rest of the body to make sure that she is not ‘spot-building’ as spot-reducing is not possible.