I completed the LiveFit program earlier this year... finished in February.
I would recommend it if you are a beginner to weightlifting. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't want to dedicate EVERY DAY to going to the gym for twice as long as a workout should take. Sometimes I'd be in there for two hours to get everything done.
By the third phase you are trying to superset multiple MACHINES which is just douchey to do at a gym, and yes I have ran into people doing so. "I'm using this machine, this machine and this machine. Sorry." Give me a break.
My recommendation is to follow phase 1 and 2 in a way that you can accomplish it. Supersetting the SAME movements with each other is just dumb. Jamie does it a lot in Phase 2 and 3... I suggest mixing up the exercises and subbing something else for any exercise that doesn't make sense to do at the time. It'll happen often.
I'm currently on the Jamie Eason Live Fit program, just starting phase II tomorrow. The only difference between what she describes on the trainer and what I'm doing is the dietary aspects. I'm greatly enjoying the challenge of the workouts so far (whether I'll still say the same by the end of the week, now that cardio is being introduced, is another matter). So far my experience has been positive: 4/5 days heavy weights suits my body-type and how I LIKE to workout, which I guess is a big thing when sticking to a program. I'm happy to see the program through as long as I don't get any adverse reactions due to 'over-training' which may potentially result as phase II & III wear on, and more circuit-style training and cardio are introduced. If I feel the need I may modify the program, but so far I'd say it's a WIN (and you're eating plenty paleo om-nom-noms)
Hope this helps, looking forward to hearing about other people's experience.
Just found Jamie Eason's live fit program! I am super stoked as I felt myself wandering aimlessly around the gym now that I have moved and CrossFit is so far away. :(
This looks exciting and I hope to start tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone else had done it with Paleo. So glad to have found some that have! I have about 30 lbs. to lose right now, and honestly my "cardio" wasn't doing much these past three weeks!
What's your take on the supplements? I am really kind of anti supplement. Just switched protein shakes to a purely hemp protein powder.
If you can please let me know what your results are so far with her program and how well you were doing before. :) Thanks!