57 Male Client with 13% body fat (athletic). Why does his stomach bulge outwards? We work abs, he does cardio, eats really clean and healthy, yet his stomach sticks out past his ribs. If he makes an abdominal muscle it seems to be all muscle and toned, yet he says its way larger than when he was younger. I am stuck on what to do. I have considered a dairy allergy, conflict with his medication, etc. but it’s outside of my scope of practice at that point… I doubt there is a magical exercise to help with this, but he is looking to me for answers and so now I look to YOU!!! Thanks!
I agree with Jeremy, could be a lower cross syndrome that needs correcting and or insulin resistance, blood sugar issue. If you haven’t already, have him do a very detailed food log that states not only the times he eats but his energy levels an hour afterwards. I also have my clients dictate how their bowel movements are. I know it sounds nasty but that is how to tell if he’s digesting everything appropriately and is healthy. It all comes from the digestive system.
Hope that’s a little bit helpful and good luck!