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19 yr old female 5'8" 137 lbs. 22% +/-3% BF (caliper test), mesomorph, pear shape
Want to get to about 130 and have reasonably taut abdominal muscles. Getting ready for a friend's wedding, and I have to deliver a dance performance (the outfit exposes the midriff and more).
I've always had loose areas, but my upper body is definitely better than my lower body. I strive to eat as clean as I can and apparently am very paranoid and strict about what I eat according to others. But I don't get to working out as much as I intend to (I go once a week..also eat 5-6 small meals a day).
I know I can't spot-reduce but for ONCE in my life, I want to have a stomach that looks decently flat, and one that doesn't have noticeable rolls when I sit down.
I guess I'm like this now: http://myhealthtips.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/7-Day-Flat-Belly-Diet-Plan.jpg
Do you recommend more cardio or more strength training? I always thought I should do more S.T. since I don't have too much weight to lose and I've heard ST increases EPOC. Also I thought to do heavier weight, reps til exhaustion, but a trainer told me women should do lower weight, more reps...?
Advice is appreciated. Thanks so much!