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By Skinny Ms.

Boxing-Your-Way-to-Sexier-Arms-and-Legs

When you think of a boxer, the first thing you should think of is conditioning. Being powerful in boxing is important, but training your body and mind is what makes you the best. Boxers’ legs have to be strong enough to endure the 12 round bout, and their arms have to be strong to take hits and deliver punches. While they strengthen those, they are also burning fat and toning them. Although we’re not training you to be a boxer, you can still use their moves to get their results!

These various punches will tone your triceps, biceps and shoulders. The jump rope and the quick feet will strengthen your legs and build up your cardio. You also get to sneak in some core work with each exercise.  Get your fists up, and get ready to punch it out to perfection!

Equipment Needed: Interval Timer, jump rope, light weights(think 2-5 lbs. optional), water for hydration

A key piece of equipment to for sexy boxer legs and arms is a jump rope. Try the Double Unders Jump Rope to tone and shed calories all while having fun.

What to Do: Watch the videos below to become familiar with each exercise. The first video is the correct boxer’s stance to make sure each exercise doesn’t put any strain on your legs or lower back. Perform each exercise for the time assigned. If you want to add more difficulty to the training, add the weights to your punches. Follow through strong, and make every punch count! Although we don’t want you to be violent, imagine you’re trying to knock out someone out. This will give you that motivation to keep going. Whichever foot and arm you lead with the first time, make sure to swap to the back the second time. Rest for 30 seconds after each exercise. Perform this workout 3 times a week amazing results.

Beginner Level: 2 Circuits
Intermediate Level: 3 Circuits
Advanced Level: 4 Circuits

Exercises:

1. Jump Rope- There are various ways to jump rope. Although the standard way is just as beneficial, adding some fun mixes can make jumping rope more exciting. The most important thing is rhythm. Once you find it and you’re comfortable, you can speed the rope up to challenge yourself a bit more. The video goes over different techniques. Once you master the standard way, try the other variations. 2 minutes

2. Jabs- The jab is a standard for any boxer. Hands up in a fist at a guarded position, and a straight jab out. As soon as you bring the first fist back, punch your other fist out. Don’t forget to rotate your fists so that when the punch ends, your palm is facing the floor. 1 minute

3. Hooks- When performing hooks, rotate your shoulders and fists so that your forearm is parallel to the ground, and punch across your body. Once you finish the punch, simply bend your arm outwards and bring it back to the starting stance. Once your first fist is back in the stance, immediately follow with the second fist. Each time you punch, exhale to bring more power! 1 minute

4. Quick Feet- Make sure you stay on your toes. Move your feet as fast as you can, and swing your arms slightly to give you momentum. 1 minute

5. Uppercuts- When you punch with uppercuts, your fists should rotate and face towards your face. Once you throw the first punch, bring your fists back to the starting stance and immediately punch with your secondary hand. Make sure you get a nice extension as you punch up to help tone your shoulders. Don’t stop too short. 1 minute

6. Cross- Make sure to pivot on your toes with each punch. As you pivot, rotate your hips all the way to add power to the punch and engage your core more. Extend your arm all the way out as you punch through. 1 minute

Boxer’s Stance

Jump Rope

Jabs

Hooks

Quick Feet

Uppercuts

Cross

Check out some other jump rope and boxing exercises to help burn calories and and tone your whole body:
Roll with the Punches-TABOXING!
Jump Rope Tabata Challenge
Fat Blasters – High Knee Jump Rope & Burpees

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How to Do A Proper Sit-Up http://skinnyms.com/how-to-do-a-proper-sit-up/ http://skinnyms.com/how-to-do-a-proper-sit-up/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:04 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=412457 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

How to Do A Proper Situp

Sit-ups are a staple in many ab and core routines, but some of us, even those of us who work out regularly, don’t know how to do one correctly. When executed properly, sit-ups will shred your abdominal muscles, strengthen your core, and help with balance. When done incorrectly, you may place strain on parts of your body other than your core. Check out our step-by-step video that will have you doing perfect sit-ups today!

For more abs workouts, try these:

H.I.I.T. Abs Workout
Ripped Abs Workout
Beginners Flat Abs Workout, Plus Core Strengthening
14 Day Amazing Abs Challenge
Awesome Abs Challenge

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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe http://skinnyms.com/parmesan-crusted-tilapia-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/parmesan-crusted-tilapia-recipe/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:30:04 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=405685 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

When you hear the word “crusted”, you may think of a deep fried dish with white carbs, but that’s not the case with this Parmesan crusted tilapia recipe. Whole wheat bread crumbs get the right seasoning from savory cheese, and the fish is baked, which yields the crispy crust you love. Serve this with a side of green vegetables for a healthy, low-calorie meal, or try it with marinara and a little shredded low-fat mozzarella. Either way, it’s sure to be a big hit!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Recipe

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 tilapia filet|Calories: 255| Previous Points: 5| Points Plus:  6| Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 72 mg | Sodium: 728 mg | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 34 g |

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole wheat-bread, processed in a food processor (or just use 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tilapia filets

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a bowl and mix well.

Coat the fish with the breadcrumbs and lay on a baking sheet. Bake until fish is browned and cooked through, 7-10 minutes.

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30 Scrumptious Recipes to Enjoy this November http://skinnyms.com/30-scrumptious-recipes-to-enjoy-this-november/ http://skinnyms.com/30-scrumptious-recipes-to-enjoy-this-november/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:46 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=411902 ]]>

30 Scrumptious Recipes to Enjoy this November

Of all the months of the year, November is the quintessential time for comfort food. Thanksgiving feasts, game day spreads, and cozy dinners kickoff the beginning of the holiday season this month. With so many traditional and new choices that make up the smorgasbord of traditional November dishes, we wanted you to have all of these deliciously clean eating recipes to choose from.

Snacks and Appetizers

Spicy Tailgate Meatballs

1. Spicy Tailgate Meatballs
Spicy, savory… these meatballs are game day food! Also a fun appetizer to put out for gatherings.

2. Pan Roasted Candied Pecans
With only a few simple ingredients, these candied nuts come together in under 10 minutes and can be placed around the room at parties.

3. Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
When you have a craving for something spicy and zesty, these salty chili and lime coated seeds will do the trick.

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

4. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus
Real pumpkin puree makes this dip super fresh tasting. Dip baked pita chips or baked blue tortilla chips for a fun treat.

5. Stuffed Dates with Goat Cheese
Easy to make but they really wow. The tangy, creamy goat cheese stuffed in the sweet chewy dates makes these a mouthful of flavor that guests will love.

 

Entrees

Spinach Butternut Squash Lasagna

6. Spinach Butternut Squash Lasagna
We love this lasagna layered with velvety butternut squash, ricotta, parm, and spinach. This dish shouts comfort food. Make a big batch and have through out the week.

7. Slow Cooker Lean Spaghetti Meat Sauce
As the name implies, this sauce is nice and meaty, the perfect bolognese sauce. Just set this meat sauce up to cook, and prepare spaghetti to serve it over.  The perfect weeknight meal.

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

8. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Sometimes you don’t want to make the whole turkey for Thanksgiving, especially if you are not having 20 people at your house to eat it. Make juicy, tender turkey breasts in the slow cooker with this recipe.

9. Fall Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes
Crisp on the outside and delicious on the inside, this dish makes quinoa into a main course. Perfect when you want a meatless entree too, so they could be a nice alternative to turkey if hosting vegetarians.

 

 Salads

Farro Salad with Apples and Walnuts

10. Farro Salad with Apples and Walnuts
Crisp apples, crunchy walnuts, and hearty farro taste amazing together in this cold weather salad.

11. Salad with Marinated Feta
Zesty marinated feta cubes are the star of this simple, refreshing Greek-inspired salad.

12. Potatoes, Grapefruit, and Asparagus Salad
Purple potatoes make this pretty, but you can use any type. Grapefruit and asparagus keep this light- a tasty starter salad.

Spinach Pear Walnut Salad

13. Spinach Pear Walnut Salad
This salad brings together the earthy fall flavors of walnuts, pears, and dark leafy spinach.


Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash

14. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Mash
Sweet Potato Casseroles are often butter and sugar laden dishes, but our mash has managed to cut out the refined sugar and butter without sacrificing flavor.

15. Slow Cooker Cranberry Chutney 
This chutney can be spread on biscuits or spooned over turkey for all that cran-zingy flavor.

Green Bean Casserole

16. Green Bean Casserole
Less face it folks, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the Green Bean Casserole. This one may not come from a can but it sure is amazing.

17. Sauteed Fennel, Asparagus, and Goji Berries
The mild anise flavor of fennel is made a touch sweeter by sauteing it. This fresh dish adds something new to the table, besides that same old vegetable dish.

18. Curried Apple Couscous with Toasted Walnuts
Curry and couscous go together- they’re from the same region, but throw in the apples and walnuts and this dish is so much more fun then the same old rice or potato dish.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

19. Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
This classic Thanksgiving dish is more of a sauce then a jelly and it’s lovely, chockfull of real cranberries slow cooked into a zingy sauce.

20. Parmesan Zucchini 
Keep it simple. Zucchini and Parmesan taste so good together you don’t need anything else in this veggie side dish.

 

Desserts and Drinks

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

21. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake
A real ribbon of pumpkin puree runs through this moist perfectly spiced crockpot cake.

22. No Bake Peanut Butter Bars
At only 7 ingredients, and no baking required these simple bars are simply delicious.

23. Raw Vegan Lemon Cranberry Cheesecake
Cheesecake can be tasty, light, and healthy!

24. Pecan Pie
Make this clean eating pecan pie in the oven or the slow cooker.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

25. Pumpkin Cheesecake
You would never know that this rich cheesecake has been lightened up, so you’re not sabotaging your healthy eating plan while indulging in it.

26. Cinnamon and Pecan Bread Pudding
Whole grain bread and clean ingredients make this an exceptional bread pudding!

27. Clean Eating Pumpkin Streusel Bars
The flavor of ginger and pumpkin shines in these bars containing no refined sugar and no white flour.

28. Slow Cooker Chocolate Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce
With rich dark chocolate and caramel sauce, bread pudding never tasted so decadent. Try this cleaned up version for a chocolate dessert you’ll love.

Cranberry Apple Sparkler

29. Cranberry Apple Sparkler
Make this festive drink with hard cider or sparkling. It’s a little sweet, but nottoo sweet, and tart.

30. Healthy Hot Maple Apple Cider
This cider is different because fresh apples are simmered to make the drink, rather than using a purchased cider. A touch of maple syrup and cinnamon make this drink truly flavorful.

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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-thai-chicken-noodle-soup/ http://skinnyms.com/slow-cooker-thai-chicken-noodle-soup/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:12 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=412068 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Crockpot Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

If you love take-out, you’re going to love our version of Thai-inspired chicken noodle soup!

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup. So, when you take those classic flavors, cook them long and slow in a coconut milk broth, and top them with vibrant, fresh vegetables, you’ve got a classic recipe right away!

Try making this recipe on long, lazy weekends. Though it’s a crockpot recipe, the final steps call for a bit of slow-cooker tending. So, be sure to read the directions all the way through before setting it and forgetting it! Enjoy!

Crockpot Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Crockpot Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups | Calories: 239 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 175 mg | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 16 g |

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1" piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 6 cups organic, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 ounces brown rice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • juice of 2 fresh limes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Directions

In a 4 quart slow cooker, cover chicken with garlic and ginger. Add chicken broth and coconut milk. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours, until the chicken is very tender.

Remove chicken from the crockpot 1 hour before serving. Shred with a fork, then return chicken to crockpot. Add noodles. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until the noodles are soft. Add bean sprouts and cook 20 minutes more.

Serve topped with bell pepper, jalapeno slices, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and cilantro.

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DIY- How to Make Tofu http://skinnyms.com/diy-how-to-make-tofu/ http://skinnyms.com/diy-how-to-make-tofu/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:06 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=413109 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

DIY- How to Make Tofu

Want to improve the flavor and texture of your tofu, and enjoy this protein-rich ingredient for a fraction of the price you normally pay at the store? Try your hand at homemade tofu! It’s far easier than you probably think. In fact, whipping up a batch is simple, inexpensive, and will yield some of the most delicately textured tofu you’ve tasted!

 

Add fresh tofu to stir fries and smoothies. Here are some tofu dishes you can put your homemade tofu in: Spicy Grilled Tofu with Spicy Szechuan Vegetables Cinnamon Apple Smoothie Quinoa and Vegetable Stir-Fry.

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Barley with Fresh and Sun-Dried Tomatoes http://skinnyms.com/barley-with-fresh-and-sun-dried-tomatoes/ http://skinnyms.com/barley-with-fresh-and-sun-dried-tomatoes/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:30:24 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=402769 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

Barley with Fresh and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

If you plan ahead, the possibilities for a quick meal at home are endless. You can prepare your own healthy meal at home in less time than it takes to order take-out. This barley salad is perfect for summer because it is best eaten cold or at room temperature. Cook the barley the night before, refrigerate it, and take it out when you are ready to put together your lunch, and your prep time will be minimal.

Fresh tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, plus a load of other vitamins and minerals. Barley is a good source of fiber. Plan your meals ahead of time and benefit from healthy meals prepared in a flash.

Barley with Fresh and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Barley with Fresh and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup salad | Calories: 207 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 5 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 323 mg | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 5 g |

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups fresh cherry tomatoes (or other kinds of sweet tomatoes), halved or quartered
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Over medium - high heat, in a medium pot, bring the water to a boil with the barley and 1/2 teaspoon salt. When it boils, put down the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Rinse under the tap, drain and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the barley, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, basil oregano, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper.

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You will love our other healthy recipes if you liked this one:

Homemade “Canned” Diced Tomatoes

Quinoa with Garden Fresh Tomatoes

Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Mediterranean Penne with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Mac & Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

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No Bake Skinny Chocolate Cheesecakes http://skinnyms.com/no-bake-skinny-chocolate-cheesecakes-recipe/ http://skinnyms.com/no-bake-skinny-chocolate-cheesecakes-recipe/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:30:32 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=405689 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

No Bake Skinny Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

Who doesn’t love cheesecake, especially when it’s made with chocolate? Unfortunately, neither chocolate nor cheesecake is associated with healthy eating. But that doesn’t mean you can’t splurge once in awhile, especially when you use our no bake skinny chocolate cheesecakes recipe using Greek yogurt. Made with high antioxidant cocoa powder and a walnut crust, you can feel good about the fact that even though these are indulgent, they pack a nutritious punch.

No Bake Skinny Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

No Bake Skinny Chocolate Cheesecakes Recipe

Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1 2 inch piece|Calories: 95| Previous Points: 2| Points Plus:  2| Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 190 mg | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 6 g |

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Cheesecake:
  • 2 8-ounce packages low fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Combine the crust ingredients in a bowl and press into a square baking dish.

Put the cheesecake ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy. Spread the mixture into the baking dish and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Cut into squares and serve.

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H.I.I.T Medicine Ball Workout http://skinnyms.com/h-i-i-t-medicine-ball-workout/ http://skinnyms.com/h-i-i-t-medicine-ball-workout/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:30:50 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=409402 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

H.I.I.T.-Medicine-Ball-Workout

High intensity interval training always guarantees three things: fat blasting, muscle toning and saved time. Theses are the only three things you’ll ever really need from a routine. Add in medicine balls, which are typically lightweight and structured for an easy grip and maneuverability, and you’ll hit angles you wouldn’t normally think of hitting with weights. Since so much can be accomplished with medicine balls, its only right we do a full-body H.I.I.T. routine to tone and slim your whole body.

Many medicine ball workouts also indirectly work your core and shoulders, so if you start feeling a burn even though you’re not concentrating on these body parts, your body will thank you. Your core is central to everything you do on your feet, so sneaking it in is always great. High reps and light weight will get your body the results you want fast.

Equipment Needed: Interval Timer, dual grip medicine ball(8-12 lbs), water for hydration, towel, mat or soft surface

Medicines balls are a perfect addition to any workout routine. The SPRI Dual Grip Medicine Ball is perfect for adding new dynamic exercises to help tone and trim your body.

What to Do: Review the exercise descriptions and videos below to get familiarized with each exercise. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds and rest for 20 seconds in between each rep. 1 minute rest between each circuit. Make sure to keep your core tight throughout every exercise to get that extra ab burn. Complete this workout 2 times a week for the stunning body you want!

Beginner’s Level: 1 Circuit
Intermediate Level: 2 Circuits
Advanced Level: 3 Circuits

Exercises:
1. Medicine Ball Burpees- Same dynamics as a traditional burpee, just with some weight. Start with the medicine ball on the ground and both feet behind you so your body is in a plank position. Make sure your hips and butt are neutral and not up in the air. Perform a push up, once you reach the top, bring your feet towards the ball and explode into the air. Make sure to bring the ball all the way overhead. Keep your core tight and breathe strong.

2. Russian Twists- Sitting on a soft surface, grab your medicine ball in and straighten your arms out in front of you. Make sure you bend slightly back to fully engage your core and avoid strain on your lower back. Rotate your core to the left while still keeping your arms straight. Be sure to fully rotate your upper body so your head is facing all the way to the side when you end.

3. Plyometric Lunge- Start in a lunge position with your front leg at 90° and your back foot resting on the ball of your foot with a bend at the knee as it rests a few inches off the ground. Bring the medicine ball over your front knee. Once you’re in place, lunge up and alternate your feet and leg positions while also bringing the medicine ball over to the other knee as it lands. Keep alternating between sides, keeping your chest and chin up. Exhale every time you alternate.

4. Push-up- There are two variations to this. You can can do traditional closed-grip push-ups or you can do a passing push-up. For the closed grip, simply get in a normal push-up position with your hands on top of the ball and perform standard pushups. Make sure your chest touches the ball. For the passing push-up, one hand will be elevated on top of the ball. As you move your body down, make sure to end just after passing the medicine ball with your chest to avoid straining your shoulders. Once you push up, use your elevated hand to roll the ball to your non-elevated hand, and place your lead hand on the floor. Once you catch it, perform a push-up and continue to alternate. You can also do the variation on your knees as you need to.

5. V-Up- Lie flat on your mat with your legs straight out in front of you and your arms, with medicine ball in hand, straight and behind your head. Simultaneously, bring both your legs and the ball up in the air and have the ball meet your legs as they form the letter “V.” Keeping both legs and arms straight still, return to the starting position and repeat.

6. Medicine Ball Swing- The squat and press is a fun exercise that you can go a little bit heavier on the medicine ball weight with. Standing with your feet wide, grab the medicine with one hand and place the other hand on your hips. Start with the medicine ball centered in front of you. Squat down and swing the medicine ball in between your legs. Immediately press up and swing the medicine ball up into the air until your arms are straight above. When you press up, make sure all the momentum is coming from your hips. This will keep your lower back neutral and give you more power. Repeat with your other hand.

Medicine Ball Burpee

Russian Twist

Scissor Lunge

Push-up

V-Up

Medicine Ball Swing

Looking to take your workout out of a rut? Try these other dynamic equipment workouts to bring new life to any exercise routine:
Stability 7 – Total Body Workout
5 Exercises to Burn Fat with Resistance Bands
Kettlebell Fat Burning Workout

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DIY- How to Open That Pesky Jar Lid http://skinnyms.com/diy-how-to-open-that-pesky-jar-lid/ http://skinnyms.com/diy-how-to-open-that-pesky-jar-lid/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:30:26 +0000 http://skinnyms.com/?p=413120 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

DIY- How to Open That $#%^ Jar Lid

No matter how many kettlebells you’ve lifted, or resistance bands you’ve pulled, sometimes your strong arms are no match for a particularly stubborn jar lid. At Skinny Ms., we like to provide you with handy kitchen hacks that make your meal prep just that much easier. Take a look at our video on defeating the most daunting of lids, and you’ll never fear the jar again!

Other tricks and tips to hack those kitchen issues:

10 Fantastic Food Life Hacks
Mason Jar Blender Hack
The Easiest, Fastest Way to Cut a Watermelon
How to Cool a Drink in 2 Minutes

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