Home workout is it for you?

For the best fitness exercise at home, there are certain activities that can be done safely at home. One huge plus is there is no extra cost involoved in working out at home. 

 The activities can also be done with partners This gives you both accountability and make it more fun plus, workouts are more likely to last in the long run and become a lifestyle rather than a passing fad or hobby. 

Types of Exercises
There are different types of exercise workouts that can be done at home for cardio vascular strength as well as toning or building muscle.  Cardio vascular exercise workouts at home normally only require a solid pair of trainers.

Walking 
so you can go for a brisk walk for at least thirty minutes.  These walks are great to do in pairs and can be done in a variety of different places, including around lakes and in parks.  If you are ready for more strenuous activity, you can push yourself to a jog or run, which can also be done with a partner and in various places, reducing boredom. Chatting always makes things go fast and more fun.   Both of these activities can also be spurred on by training for a specific event such as fun runs and walks why not raise money for your favourite charity and enter a local 5k

Other workouts
Other cardio vascular exercise workouts at home require some minor purchases such as a jump rope or yoga matt.  These activities can be scattered in with the above activities for variety and also to help with colder weather.  There are also more expensive pieces of equipment that can be bought to supplement a fitness exercise workout at home such as a treadmill, exercise bike, turbo trainer, rowing machine or elliptical machine. These can range from £40 to £4000 depending on brand and item.   These pieces of equipment also require that you have space to store them, such as an extra bedroom or garage where they can stay in place at all times.

Home gyms are other exercise equipment that can be useful to fitness exercise workouts at home because they can often give the individual a choice of over sixty different exercises with one piece of equipment.  Space and cost are also issues with this equipment but it does offer some variety for strength workouts. But depends on your budget. 

Free home workouts
Don't forget you can check youtube. It has hundreds of free workouts. With little or no equipment needed. 

Congratulation on taking your first step in to the world of fitness. 


now is when beach bodies are made


Everyone's talking about beach fitness. Everyone knows summer bodies are made in winter right. From women to men, everyone wants to look good when they're lying out or hanging out in the water. But to get your body in bikini or swim trunk shape, you need to find exercises that really work and help you with getting in shape. Even if you don't have a lot of time, however, you can succeed at beach fitness. Here are the toning tools and fitness tips you need to know to look your best in a bikini. 

The first thing you need to do for beach fitness is to figure out what your goals are. If you're looking to lose weight, you may want to weight yourself and create a weight loss target for your body. 

I personally dont believe in the weight in factor. weight can fluctuate for all sorts of reason. From water weight to that time of the month. the only real way to see results it too measures specific parts of your body – arms, waist, chest, thighs, hips, etc. – to keep a record of where you are losing weight, even when the scale doesn't say that you are. By creating clear goals, you will be able to assess your progress as you move along and motivate yourself when your willpower if flagging. remember its a marathon, not a sprint. You will not start your plan on a Monday and have your dream body on a Tuesday. 

Next, you should start looking into exercises that will really target the areas that you want to work on. Here are a few beach fitness exercises that you can use – 

no matter if you're a man or a woman:

* Squats- Great for butt and back
* Calf raises or dips - toning those legs
* Crunches- abs like slabs anyone
* Bench presses- get the shoulder of your dreams
* Push-ups- all over core workout.
* Plank- burn that core and get strong.
* supermans- core core core.

While this list seems short, it targets all of the major muscle groups in the body. And if you're pressed for time, it's the perfect way to still tone your body.

But beach fitness doesn't stop there. You also need to add a cardiovascular component that will help your body burn any excess fat and inches you might have. Try to include at least thirty minutes of heart pumping exercise three days a week. The national recommendation for weight loss is 45 to 60 minutes of cardio 5 to 6 times per week, but if you're not ready for that kind of time commitment, slowly work your way up. When you do cardio exercise, you should be working hard enough that you are breathing heavily, but not so hard that you can not talk at all.

When it comes to beach fitness, you need to make sure that you're eating a balanced diet that's low in calories in addition to your workouts. While it might seem like you could eat more, you need to create a calorie deficit in order to lose the inches that you don't want to show off on the beach. 

what to look for in a new bike.

Mountain biking is a terrific physical activity that is not only enjoyable, but it can keep you fit and in shape year-round. First, you need to look at the initial cost to purchase the mountain bike.n the prices ranged anything from £100 to £10,000. Although it can be a daunting task finding the right bike for your needs, here are some things that can help with the process when looking at mountain bikes.

1. Riding type
The first thing to consider is what your riding type is. There are Hardtails, full suspension or downhill bikes the list is daunting.  a big Downhill bike is no great for those looking to ride paved or packed trails as they are not made for pedalling. Believe me, I own one. At the same time, a lightweight cross-country bike is not going to be able to handle the stresses of rough trails. Think about what kind of trails you will primarily be riding. What is your style? Family-friendly greens and blues or hardcore downhilling?

2. How much suspension?
The next thing to consider when looking at mountain bikes is how much suspension you would like. Full suspension bikes provide the most versatility, but many riders prefer hard-tail bikes as they are more comfortable for distance riding. Hard-tail bikes, which have fixed rear suspension. 

3. Bike components
The most important components to look at with mountain bikes are the forks, derailleurs, brakes and wheels. Each of these components is interchangeable and can be upgraded. Making it all the more important you talk to an expert to determine what is appropriate for the type of riding you will be doing. Also, take a look at shocks and handlebars. There really is a lot to learn when buying a bike. 

4. Budget
The final thing to take into consideration is your budget. FirstFree Articles, you need to look at the initial cost to purchase the mountain bike. From there you can begin to think about maintenance costs and upgrades you would like to make. I always recommend trying biking before you throw lots of money at it. It is a big investment. There is no point spending £1000 on a bike and then more on gear if it is likely to sit in your shed and gather dust. Renting a bike is a great way to get a feel for the sport. 

mountain biking in Sedona?

Each day in Sedona can feature a variety of challenging and exhilarating biking adventures. The beautiful red rock formations of Sedona, Arizona offer biking enthusiasts a multitude of biking trails, from easy to difficult, and all with spectacular vistas. Make sure you have your camera you are going to want to take hundreds of photo for Instagram. 



Sedona, Arizona offers mountain biking enthusiasts a range of beginner to advanced trails featuring spectacular red rock views and tough terrain.  Nowhere else can you find trails that offer Sedona’s unique blend of scenic vistas, slick rock, technical climbs and challenging switchbacks. 

Mountain biking beginners can play it safe on Bell Rock Pathway. This is a great starting place to link up with other, more challenging trails. This easy, wide pathway is 3.5 miles one-way and offers up classic Sedona views of Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock.  Another great beginner to an intermediate trail is Big Park Loop, a 3-mile forest loop with dry creek crossings, semi-technical sections, small drops and step-ups. There is not much elevation change on this trail -596 ft. So it makes for a nice, rolling ride.

Off of the Bell Rock Pathway, intermediate bikers can pick up the Templeton/Baldwin loop, which is a 10 mile singletrack with spectacular Sedona views. This trail starts off with a fast, wooded downhill dirt track. After intersecting with the HT Trail, the trail heads to the base of Cathedral Rock, where it turns to slick rock and a more technical ride.  About .5 miles after crossing Cathedral Rock trail, a steep descent with some tough switchbacks leads down to the creek. The 2.2 mile Baldwin Trail begins when you hit an open field with a fence. trail forks recommend heading counter-clockwise on this trail, as it takes you up a moderate climb, around the rocks and ends in a speedy descent back down to the creek, where you can pick up the Templeton Trail to head back to your starting point. Total elevation changes are 1,312 ft.

Llama Mountain Trail is 3-mile singletrack with elevation changes of 696 ft. with more stunning scenery. This challenging trail gives bikers a little bit of everything, including slick rock, wash-outs, big drops and a slick rock bowl at the base of Lee Mountain.  Follow the downhill through the trees and along a natural rock bench.  This trail has a number of intersections that take you on alternate routes, so it’s a good idea to map out your route before heading out.  Overall, this trail features great technical spots and is a highly recommended trail for intermediate and expert bikers. You know this is the one I fancy the most. 

At the end of a hard day its time to relax with a stroll over to the historic Tlaquepaque shopping village for dinner. 

My Recommended Ways of Toning Up After Weight Loss

As you know I enjoy keeping fit as much as I can and try to maintain a healthy weight. If you want to lose weight, you can find that once you reach your goal, you're still not happy with your body. Sometimes large amounts of weight loss, or even a little, can leave you feeling like you're not as toned as you want to be.  I lost 7 and a half stone when I was younger and I know your struggle well. If you wish to lose weight but you're scared of being left with wobbly bits, or you already have them, I have some great tips to solve the problem. Check out my advice for toning up during and after weight loss.
Lose Weight at a Steady Rate
Prevention is often much better than cure. So my top tip for avoiding loose skin when you're losing weight is to go slowly. If you have many pounds you want to drop, you might be in a hurry. Some people say that you should start off losing weight quickly if you have a lot to get rid of. But if you go too fast, you won't give your skin enough time to tighten up. Try to keep a steady pace so that you're losing weight consistently but not too much at once. There are other things you can do to keep your skin toned too, such as staying out of the sun.
Toning Exercises
You need to exercise to lose weight, so don't forget to think about toning up too. Some exercises will be better for toning your muscles and skin than they are for dropping the pounds. If you combine different workouts you can make sure you achieve both your goals. Focus on different parts of your body, from your abs to your arms and legs. You can do plenty of toning exercises at home, and you don't need any equipment for a lot of them. If you want to go more hardcore, look for a fitness class that will really push you.




Consider Surgery
If you've lost all the weight you want to lose but you're still unhappy, some people think about having surgery. It's a big decision to make, but often people decide it's the best way of tightening up. For example, you could have a mastopexy, which is a breast lift to fix sagging boobs. Or you could think about a tummy tuck, which will get rid of excess skin around your stomach. Before you have surgery, you'll have to ask yourself a lot of big questions to make sure it's what you really want to do. Make sure you choose the right surgeon too so that you'll be happy with the results. I know I personally have considered a breast lift and If I wasn't so needle phobic I would already of had this done. 
Skin Firming Products
Another option is to use different beauty products that might help you tone your skin. For example, a collagen cream will help to replenish the collagen in your skin, which helps to keep it firm. Mineral or salt scrubs can also be a solution to sagging skin, possibly by increasing the blood flow. You can find creams designed to tighten your skin too.

So that's some of my tips and alternatives 
What's your secret? 



is bike packing for you?

With bike packing trips, you can explore another country without the hassle of having to bring your own bike with you when you fly to another country.  Many Cycling Tours offers it a high-quality bike for you to use, as you pedal your way to see the beautiful outdoors. The bike that you will be using throughout the tour are built using lightweight and durable materials. Which will be perfect for anyone who wants to join the tour, whether you may be a professional cyclist or simply a bike enthusiast there is a tour for you!

For some people, they consider cycling as a great stress reliever. They use it not to just get fit but also, to spend some me time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I know I do. Through biking, they can focus their mind onto something positive, and they can divert their attention away from any stress they may have. Also, when joining biking trips in Europe,  you may even make some new friends who share the same passion for cycling as you do. In this way, you can have friends who will be game to join you in an active lifestyle.

In this cycling tour, you can experience a great accommodation experience as well.  These tours, which can last up to a week or more. Will be packed with fun and exciting adventures that will make your heart beat like it has never has before. You will feel the adrenaline rush as you enjoy cycling.  

Aside from biking, You will see a huge about of new things. From beautiful scenery to the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It all depends on the type of holiday you would like to do. All from your saddle.

There will be a support team, Of course, who will also be there to guide you and answer any cycling questions or anything else you want to ask about the tour. There is no need to worry.  You will have the time of your lives as soon as you set foot on your bike and you can double the excitement you will be having once you start pedalling your way to the most scenic places you have ever seen. 

Biking for a beginner or restarter

If you've ever ridden a bike before, even as a kid, getting started again is easy. They say once you learn, you never forget right. It's like riding a bike. Sorry for the pun. This section deals with getting you back on a bike and cruising your community in safety and comfort.

Better Biking Than Ever
The explosion in popularity of road biking in the last decade has meant new products and new technology that have improved biking enormously. For example, 

New "puncture proof" tires reduce the risk of a puncture on the road to an absolute minimum. The emergence of "comfort bikes" and recumbent bicycles with full backrests and plush seats has totally taken the pain out of riding for older bodies. And there's so much more. Don't get me started on new seat technology. No more sore butts. 

On the other hand, there's more traffic and it's going faster. And, in the city area, drivers aren't expecting to see a lot of cyclists. We have to take more precautions and be more aware of what's going on around us. Don't let that put you off. 

Whatever your reasons for biking, there are a few basics you can't avoid. Like finding the right bike for you. Like knowing how to keep the bike on the road. Like learning how to ride safely. Be seen be safe and all that And there are some ideas and equipment you'll find helpful in getting the most out of your rides. I hope this section will help you get on the saddle and why not get the whole family own the road. 

Staying Safe
family bikers generally take safety more seriously than road bikers, The brighter you are the better you are seen right?  Perhaps carrying a load of groceries, pulling a trailer or hauling your kids tends to make you feel more vulnerable on the road. Many riders use one or two flashing bright lights (even in the daytime).  Another hint is to avoid rush hour for your shopping trips - bikes are harder for cars to see when traffic is congested and drivers are stressed out.

Locking Your Bike
One of the problems you'll face as a cyclist is a lack of secure facilities for your bike at the stores you visit. Few stores have bike racks; frequently you'll need to find a tree or pillar to lock your bike to. Fortunately, there are relatively few areas where you can expect vandalism, so theft and damage problems are really minimal.

Mostly you'll have to protect yourself against a grab and go thieves, and this can be done by securing your frame. Many cyclists also run a cable through one or both wheels as well. Some riders also detach computers, lights, saddles and other valuable accessories and carry these into the store in their bags. Always take your valuables with you. 

FinallyFind Article, safety is always the main factor that you have to consider no matter how busy or rushing you are. Have some time to consider the things mentioned in this post and you will enjoy biking activity without having to worry at all.

Welcome to my mountain biking world.

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my new venture. I wanted a little place on the web, where I can chat Biking,  fitness  and my trail dog with you all.and so MTBLM.com has been created.

This will be different to my current site. Missljbeauty Here I will share my Mountain biking journeys and rides with you all. This site will be helped along by my long-suffering husband who is going to teach me bike maintenance and I will, in turn, take you along on the journey.

So let me introduce myself, I'm Laura, I'm in my 30s and I got into biking in my late 20s. I am lucky that I have my husband and best friends who are biking crazy. They are all super awesome bikers and I learn from them every time I am out. I have two dogs, One is a trail dog. Mylo is a 4-year-old biking obsessed Dalmatian. I am at the moment toying with giving him, his one tab on here. He has his own Garmin and we record his trail dog runs.

If you have been following my other blog, You will know My passion for mountain biking and will no doubt see how much of it is in my life. I live near Fort William and ride there as often as I can.
We have converted a van for our biking adventures and will be heading to Andorra this year again. Along with lots of other biking trips. These include Glentress, Innerleithen, and wales.

So My bike.
I am the proud owner of a Nukeproof mega. I have had a few bikes and I absolutely love this bike. In my opinion. It is everything I need. It can handle trails and Fort William downhill, what more do I need. Although I am going to be building up a hardtail which will all be posted on here. I will also review biking clothes and other gear. 

So welcome to my space and I hope to see you back here soon. 

LM 

Mylo's trail dog run of Top chief fort william

Mylo has been playing with the GoPro again and wanted to share his latest adventure with you all. How you like it.  ]