Thank you a lot for replying. I think a lot of it has to do with my hips. I've been doing some hip mobilization drills and stuff. I also have been hip stretching and have noticed my right hip is attrocious as far as my ROM. I've been doing the hip stretch where you lay on your back and make a figure four and pull the leg back. I can barely get perpendicular. My girlfriend can pull her knees to her face. So yeah definitely a problem. Lats are a bit tight too. I can't grab my fingers with the behind the back/over the back mobility test.
But it's weird, I'm pretty flexible everywhere else.
Doc appointment on Nov 8 and in the mean time, I ordered a book that was specifically written to help alleviate this called the "Ab Revolution". Crossing my fingers...
BTW- you sound like you have a lot of experience with this. How long in your experience does it take to correct something like this? I know it can vary depending on the severity.