Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 2 Review
I have now completed Phase 2 of Jamie Eason’s Livefit Trainer and am happy to share with you my Jamie Eason Livefit trainer phase 2 review!! I see the finish line in sight, and am so anxious to get started on Phase 3 and take my workouts to the next level. I still cannot believe how quickly this program has gone by, yet in some ways I feel like I have been working out hard for a really long time. Phase 3 is all about fat burning, and I just can’t wait to see my results when I reach the end. I’m already thinking about what I’m going to do once this program is completed. Continue on to read Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 2 review.
Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 2 Review - Workouts
Jamie Eason really up’d the intensity of the workouts in Phase 2 of the LiveFit Trainer. I was pleasantly surprised by how much more I had to push myself to get through the workouts. I left almost every workout completely drenched in sweat! Here are a few notable changes with the workouts in Phase 2:
- The workouts increase to 6 days per week (from 4-5 days per week in Phase 1)
- The rep range for phase 2 increases to 8-10 for most of the exercises, with the exception of some where it required a higher range to “tax” the muscle (up to 15 reps)
- 30 minutes of cardio is added 4 times per week
- Supersets are added for some of the exercises
- The number of sets increases from 3 sets in Weeks 5 & 6, to 4 sets in weeks 7 & 8
The decrease in rep range for Phase 2 meant that the weights increased, making the exercises way more challenging in my opinion. There were also some new exercises added that I had never really performed before. One was the barbell press with negatives. It’s where you load the barbell with more weights than you can push up by yourself. You lower the barbell as slowly as you can, and then a spotter helps you lift the barbell back up. It is an amazing exercise, and one that I would like to incorporate more often into my routine! Another one was the one-legged squat with the barbell. This one really got my heart-rate up along with really exhausting my legs! Great stuff!
All-in-all, I found most of the exercises to be more free weight focused than the exercises from Phase 1, shying away from too many machine exercises. The addition of cardio was also a great benefit of Phase 2. I incorporated the StairMaster for most of my cardio workouts, which really left me out of breath and with a sense of accomplishment once I completed it!
The biggest con for me was that my gym did not have some of the equipment available to perform the exercises. Luckily my gym does provide great floor trainers, so this wasn’t a huge issue. Still, I would’ve liked to stick with the plan 100%. Another con was that it would have been easier to have a workout buddy. There were a few exercises that needed a spot or required a partner. Again, I was very fortunate to have great floor trainers at my gym that were willing to help out, but this is something you'll want to keep in mind if you are planning on working out by yourself.
Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 2 Review - Nutrition
I am really enjoying the nutrition plan that the Livefit Trainer gives me. The great benefit is that I never feel hungry or feel the need to eat anything off my plan during the week. It’s completely manageable and something I feel like I can do for the rest of my life, with a little bit of tweaking depending on my needs. Here are some of the differences in the nutrition plan for Phase 2 compared to Phase 1:
- Starchy carb intake is lowered as the day progresses
- As starchy carbs are lowered, they are replaced with vegetables and protein
- Calorie counting is introduced in Week 7 & 8
I never really liked counting calories, but I have to say it has given me a better perspective on whether or not my nutrition is in line with my goals, so I am so glad that this was implemented for Phase 2. It’s interesting to see how a tablespoon of sesame oil or a little too much carbs can put you over the edge. I also noticed on the BodySpace forums that some people discovered that they were eating too little. Although I don’t think calorie counting is 100% necessary all of the time, it’s good to do it every once in a while to see if you are where you need to be with your nutrition plan. Another benefit of this plan, as I said previously, is that I feel satiated the whole time.
We had to use our goal weight to figure out our calorie count for Phase 2, and I have no clue what my goal weight is! To figure out our ideal calorie intake, we were given a math formula that we plug our goal weight into. I am aiming more for a certain look and for strength and fitness rather than a target weight, so I had issues with this.....I just sort of guessed.
One personal challenge is that I just haven’t been able to break my cheat meals on the weekends. I am hoping to do it in Phase 3, and figured itis the perfect time to do so with the introduction of carb cycling.
Jamie Eason Livefit Trainer Phase 2 Review - Results
I have been getting so much stronger as the weeks progress! I am able to lift more weight than I have ever lifted in my life, and just can't believe how much I am able to push myself. I've performed exercises that in the past, I would've been too chicken to attempt. I definitely have more muscle and can't wait to burn this fat off in Phase 3 so that I can reveal the muscle I have built. Below are my progress photos thus far! Now on to the final stretch, Phase 3 I am ready for you!
Here are a couple of progress photos....sorry for the poor quality and light variance, I took these with my iphone :(.