Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 1 Review & Results

Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 1 Review & Results

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I have always been about that strength training life. I love lifting weights, it is a great feeling to be able to get stronger and  lift heavier, It is fun not necessarily having to ask my husband to pick up everything, because I can manage :)

The Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Plan is a 90 day plan that is mainly focused on weight lifting target areas of the body. I personally have never had a set program for lifting before…I would see a machine, jump on it do a couple sets and keep it moving. This program is a challenge for me because never have I ever dedicated so much time to lifting–Phase one was all about lifting and building muscle while cutting the cardio out. For most women, this type of program is unheard of! We are cardio bunnies by nature, we love our Zumba, ellipticals–we LOVE our endorphins!

30 Days No Cardio

I didn’t exactly follow this rule because I had two classes that I simply could not stay away from. One is the Zumba class I teach every Sunday and then there is a Tuesday Spin Class that is just amazing. I had a new normal however because instead of doing my usual cardio routine 4-5 times a week, it was dramatically reduced to 1-2 times a week.

I was physically in the gym almost every day however lifting and sculpting different body parts including areas that I had never touched before like my shoulders and back. The exercises were relatively simple until we got to week 3 and 4.

Variation & Videos

One thing I liked about this program was the fact that you never did the same routine more than twice. The first two weeks of the program you would do Leg Presses but by the third week you were doing wide legged squats.I would have totally gotten very tired of the program if things didn’t change often enough.

There were plenty of strength training  that were totally brand new to me The great thing about the program is that there are quick 15 second videos on the bodybuilding.com site showing you exactly how to perform each exercise, which was priceless! There was more than one occasion where I had no clue what the exercise was, and could access it directly from my phone when I was on the gym floor. Handy!

Jamie Eason LiveFit Trainer Phase One is the muscle building phase, I was actually surprised that I could complete the entire program, after the first 2 weeks, it gets pretty intimidating! I was able to complete every exercise, every rep, and every set. The shoulders and Abs were my hardest days, the Leg days left me the most sore, and the biceps and back were the “easiest” meaning I didn’t feel a ton of pain in the morning (but that quite possibly can change!).

Eating & The Plan

My eating could have been TONS better, but I did make improvements over my regular eating by adding more protein. I’ve mentioned before that you are HUNGRY on this program because of all the muscle building but I realized that snacking helped me manage a ton better.

Before’s and After’s

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I’m not quite sure what I expected but I was happy with these results. There wasn’t much of a difference in my tummy area but I think that was due to the fact that there isn’t a lot of abs work at all. I used to do ab work 3-4 times weekly and now, I did only 2 moves once a week. I need to incorporate more ab work in the second phase on my own!

My back is where I see the most difference so I know something is working somewhere ;) I am happy with my new arms definition and unexpected butt lift too!

Pushups!

My most favorite part about this Phase one is that I am now able to do 45 pushups on my toes! As a non bootcamper I detest pushups! But because the program required them, I did it. Now I am managing my 45 pushups (did I mention on my toes) in phase 2 and coming into it barely managing 5!

The program is tough and Phase 2 requires cardio 4 times a week PLUS a very intense lifting regimen. The workouts average about 90 minutes a day, which is brutal, not on my body but rather on my schedule. But like everything else, I will try to make it work!

Are you good at pushups? What was the last thing you did that truly challenged you?

Nellie

Nellie

Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 5), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.
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  1. I am not good at pushups. I can do them if I must, but it’s a struggle, and my back probably isn’t straight.

    Great results! I’m so glad you’re happy with your progress and what the program has to offer.

    I’m picking up a bootcamp class this week. I am pretty sure that’s going to challenge the heck out of me.
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  2. INTERESTING.
    I have seen her around a BUNCH but really—admittedly—didnt know much about her program
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  3. Hey Nellie! I definitely see a difference! I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen once you start incorporating the cardio in! You look great girl! I am really intrigued in this program and will probably do it once I reach my goal weight…whenever that will be! LOL!
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    • Thanks girl! You should just do it for the 3 months and see what happens! You know muscle burns more calories!!

  4. Interesting…I feel like this is probably a program I could handle! :)-Ashley
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  5. Love reading your recaps – and the before and after pictures are great! Your back is looking amazing!!!!
    Great job on the push-ups!!! That is awesome!!
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  6. Thanks for the update. You looks amazing! I can definitely see more definition in your body.
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  7. Love the photos, and mainly, glad you’re happy about your results! You rock. I’m not good at push-ups but I remember doing them regularly and marveling at how much better I got at them over time. Just like with everything, right? The last thing that challenged me was a photo job. I get very nervous for them.
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  8. Get it boo! I love the pictures! I am so impressed that you went from 5 to 45 push ups! POW!!! That is progress most definitely! I will be tuned in to see how adding this cardio goes. 90 minutes is good for me. I kinda like to get everything done in 4 settings as opposed to adding more days. I understand with commuting and the family and all though, this might be difficult. Wishing you the best with the transition!!
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  9. Looking good, Nellie! I can definitely see the added definition. When I read up on this program, many people noticed a difference in their abs once cardio was added back in. Good luck with phase 2!
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  10. Way to go Nellie. I can definitely see the tightening in your back and arms. You look fabulous lady.
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  11. I can totally see the difference on your entire backside! Amazing! And to be able to do that many pushups…whoot! You have totally inspired me to try this although I will wait until November due to some running stuff coming up.
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  12. Girl, you look great! I see the difference. Git it git it!

  13. Nellie thank you so much for stopping by my blog last week and “introducing” me to this program! I am so pumped and gonna ditch the other weight program I had planned and start on this one this week. So excited and can’t wait to share my progress as well! Continued success and just like you I’m thinking how am I gonna survive not doing Zumba a million times each week…LOL
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  14. Pushups…..is that that thing where I push myself up on two hands…yeah no I can’t do any pushups or situps my couch swallows me because its old and I try to sit up and get off of it…does that count.
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  15. You lost me at pushups. I suck at them. I guess it doesn’t help that I don’t do them, huh? I swear, I don’t mind anything else but ugh – not pushups!

    Looking good girl!
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  16. Go YOU!! I love that you’re taking so many before and after photos!! I don’t think I could do this training b/c I’m a running fanatic but it’s obviously working for you…and I can live through that – ha ha!! Keep going on those push-ups – just awesome!!
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    • I know it would be so hard to stop running, but maybe a different variation or phase two would be good for you…?

  17. I am horrible at pushups – even on my knees. You are a rockstar to be doing 45! I have to disagree with you on one point…I see a big difference in your waistline between the before and after photos. In both the front and back pictures, your waistline is much smoother. Keep up the good work!
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  18. I’m not a fan of pushups. In fact, I still do the girly ones.
    I do see a difference in your waistline!
    Keep up the good work girl!!
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  19. Your arms look fabulous! Totally see a big difference in definition. I’m happy you are happy with the results too. And pushups – ugh. I feel like such a weakling doing them!
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  20. I see the difference girl! I really want to tone my body. I’ve never done all muscle building, but these type of results are hard to resist! Congrats on your progress!
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  21. Loving your result. The fat is just melting away. You are looking more and more define. Toning, toning, toning all the way. You are looking good Nellie

    Nellie – keep up the good work girl, you are so on the right track.
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  22. I love this post! Look at the changes in just 30 days! I’m a dietitian and work out momma. Running is my passion. It’s all about the small changes that lead to the end result. Keep up the great work. But in response to your last question….completing my 1st full marathon in celebration of my 40th birthday was something that has changed me forever. I used to hate to run….started bc a 1/2 marathon was “on the bucket list”. Now I have run 3 full and looking toward a 50 mile ultra next spring 2014!

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