You Can Tone Your Whole Body With These Two Exercises


Want to get fit in time for the summer holidays? Apparently, there are two exercises you can do which will tone your whole body.

Men’s Health asked Alwyn Cosgrove —one of the world’s top trainers—to create a ‘cutting-edge fat loss programme’ for the popular magazine.One of Alwyn’s workouts contained just two exercises. Fantastic.


So what are they? A dumbbell swing and a squat thrust.

That confused some of the magazine’s readers who asked the question. How can I lose weight with just two exercises?Well, Alwyn was one step ahead. He said:

Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat.

Good point.


Here’s how the programme works, as written by Men’s Health: It’s 15 repetitions of the kettlebell swing (you can also use a dumbbell for this), followed immediately by 15 reps of the squat thrust. (

Then, without resting, do another 14 reps of the swing and another 14 reps of the squat thrust. Continue this pattern until you complete only one rep of each exercise. This is called a countdown workout.

If you complete the entire routine—from 15 down to one— you’ll do 120 repetitions of each exercise. That’s 240 repetitions.


*Goes to get gym bag*