After relatively no alcohol for 40 years, my first taste of an espresso martini last summer was quite a shock to the system! I was so hyper the next day, I added, lets say ‘quite a few’ extra cardio bursts into the workouts I was teaching that day! This is how the espresso martini was born.
Designed to follow on from the 8-week challenge, the Espresso Martini promises to keep you working hard and give your fitness level that extra boost. We combine low intensity with high intensity so that we keep up the fat burning effect, whilst maintaining the muscle tone we created over the last eight weeks.
Repeat the workout 3x a week for the next month. Alongside this, continue with two HIIT workouts of your choice from the 8-week plan to maximise your results. If you enjoy the outdoors, you could always choose to substitute the HIIT days for some longer duration cardio outside such as running or power walking.
In the Espresso Martini workout, you will complete 1 set of the pre-stretch and then two sets of each exercise. The cardio burst and bodyweight training exercises are all timed for 60 secs with 30 sec rest before repeating. If you feel this amount of rest time isn’t long enough for you, please do take more.
If the movement changes leg, then divide your 60 secs into 2x 30 secs, rest and repeat each leg a further 30 secs each.
Take 30 – 60 secs between each exercise before moving on. If you need a little extra rest then take it, as you get fitter you will see this decrease.
I suggest you perform the routine with water and maybe a neat espresso before hand ☺