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?
I don’t have any of my clients do full sit-ups. For a flat stomach you need to strengthen the abdominal muscles, not the hip flexors. Have your client only roll her shoulders up off the floor until you / her feel the abdominals tighten. Going any further will engage the hip flexors which connect to the lower back & put pressure on the lumbar spine