Okay…I’m stumped on this one. And I’ll willing to chalk this up to still being fairly new as a trainer. One of my clients has a very weak lower back and lower abdominals. In an effort to build these areas and strengthening them I have her doing the “superman” for lower back and then lower abdominal work that involves supporting her lower back by placing her hands under that area. However, even with her back supported she is still feeling discomfort and can’t complete reps…i’m lost on how to strengthening these specific areas when the exact moves used to strengthen her lower abs and core are causing discomfort due to weakness (i’m in an endless loop). My apologies if I’m missing something obvious, believe me i’m reading and studying and reading up and perusing work out programs…but would very much value some input and suggestions here. Thank you in advance!
thank you so much! Extremely helpful. She actually recently went to her doctor and was checked out fully. She is suffering from a knee injury (non training related) so no squatting presently, but everything else checked out okay. I have her doing the floor marches, floor bridges and side iso ab work…so i’m thrilled to know i’m on the right track there. I will back off of the other moves as it does appear they may be too advanced at this point. Something I suppose I wasn’t quite processing (again being new in the industry) and I was thrown off on her level of capability since she seems to be able to do full V-Sit-Ups with no issue (something i personally struggle with still!), but she struggles terribly with smaller lower ab based movement. I will continue to focus on stabilization. You’ve been incredibly helpful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!