Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 1 Review & Results
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
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!
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!