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They are head heavy with AL plate and all their lead in hip pockets. So switching to a steel plate will move some of their movable ballast higher not lower. Making things worse.
The center of mass of that plate is higher than the center of mass of the lead on their hips. It is all grade-school playground see-saw physics.
Your are making assumptions based on the narrative of a student struggling with proper trim. The OP may not be head heavy.
But, always "fix" the obvious first. Having all that weight on the hips will create other problems down the road. Get the rig squared away and then address the "grade-school playground see-saw physics" later.