12 weeks have come and gone and I have finished the Live Fit Trainer program. So here is a recap of phase 3, my overall result and thoughts overall on the program.
Phase 3 Review
Phase 3 was very different from phase 2. It moved from low reps of 8 to high reps of 15-20. There were 5 stength training days, 1 cardio day and 1 rest day. Ther workouts consisted of a lot of supersets and generally took me around 45 minutes to complete.
As previous, I did not participate in the cardio in this proram as I am doing my own 4 day a week marathon training. I also missed a three workouts in phase 3 and one time I swapped a back workout for bodypump class.
Phase 3 Results
While I was a little disappointed in my results from Phase 2, I definitely noticed a difference in phase 3. And from beginning to end of this program, I’d say I made some serious progress.
Overall Thoughts on The Program
I absolutely loved the Live Fit Trainer program. I found the workouts challenging and unlike New Rules of Lifting for Women, this program kept me interested and excited about my workouts.
I definitely feel stronger and I’m happy with the results that I achieved. The one area I felt the program lacked was core exercises. There are some ab exercises, but they are fairly limited and very basic. When I look at my before and after picture I did make some progress in my abs but I still feel this program could have done more.
When you have a goal or a target and you finally achieve it, you’re left feeling, what now? I fully credit this program with turning me into a morning execiser and a lover of strength training. There’s no going back for me now!
I really like the Body Space app for tracking my workouts. Bodybuilding.com has a lot of different free programs but after some deliberation, I decided I am going to repeat Live Fit Trainer. I think it will be interesting to start at the beginning again and see how much heavier I can lift since I started the program 12 weeks ago and continue to progress. To increase my core work, I plan to complete Ab Ripper from P90X or a similar ab routine, twice per week.
Have you ever repeated a program? What’s your favourite ab routine?