Rowing Machine Workouts

5 Minute Easy Rowing Workout

This 5 Minute Easy Rowing Workout is perfect for Beginners. Getting started with the Rowing Machine is all about taking time to learn good Technique and building up the intensity slowly.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 15 min | Work Time: 5 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 310 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • This is a good workout for rowing beginners.
  • Spend 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing drills.
  • Next, take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute focusing on good rowing technique.
  • Keep the intensity at UT2 and the stroke rate no more than 22 strokes per minute.
  • Finally, warm down with some easy rowing and some light rowing stretches afterward.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Set your feet height to the optimum position
  2. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms
  4. Look at some rowing machine technique and drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.
  6. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterward.


10 Minute Beginner Rowing Workout

This Easy 10 Minute Beginner Rowing Workout is perfect for Beginners. Follow the Technique and Intensity steps to get the most from this Workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 10 min 10:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 20 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 420 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend the first 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing drills.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute focusing on good technique.
  • Keep the intensity around UT2 and the stroke rate no more than 22 strokes per minute.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing afterwards.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on keeping your technique consistent.
  2. Don't work too hard - this is an endurance workout for beginners.
  3. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.


7 Minute Pyramid Rowing Workout

7 Minute Pyramid Rowing Workout with a 3-1-3 minute rate change between 20 and 22 strokes per minute. This is perfect for beginners to learn rate changes.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 3 min 3:00 22
1 x 1 min 1:00 20
1 x 3 min 3:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 17 min | Work Time: 7 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 352 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

beginner easy UT2

Steps
  • Spend the first 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing drills.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 3 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute at UT2 intensity.
  • Then drop your stroke rate and intensity to 20 strokes per minute for 1 minute.
  • Finally raise your rate and intensity for 3 minutes back up to UT2 intensity.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  2. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  3. Always focus on developing and maintaining good rowing technique.


5 Minute Rowing Pyramid Workout

This 5 Minute Pyramid Rowing Workout is great for beginners. If you are new to rowing and looking for an interesting workout check this out.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 2 min 2:00 22
1 x 1 min 1:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 15 min | Work Time: 5 min | Intensity: UT2/UT1 | Strokes: 312 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 UT2

Steps
  • Row for 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing.
  • If you want, take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 2 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute at UT2 pace.
  • Next increase your stroke rate to UT1 rowing pace for 1 minute.
  • Then drop your rate back down for 2 minutes maintaining UT2 intensity.
  • Cool down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on your rowing form and technique.
  2. Increase your power and speed when the rate changes to 24.
  3. Decrease your power and speed when the rate goes back down to 22.


5 Minute Rowing Machine Workout For Beginners

5 Minute Rowing Machine Workout For Beginners will give you confidence for more challenging rowing workouts. Learn how to change intensity, rate and rhythm.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 2 min 2:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 20 min | Work Time: 5 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 416 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes doing some basic rowing warm up drills.
  • Take a short rest and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 2 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute focusing on technique.
  • Then move up to 24 strokes per minute maintaining UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Warm down for 5 minutes light rowing and some stretching afterwards.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. Use your legs to initially drive the handle towards the finish.
  3. Finish by breaking your arms smoothly towards your body.
  4. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace they arrived.


12 Minute Rowing Workout At Threshold

12 Minute Rowing Workout at Anaerobic Threshold. This rowing machine workout will help you learn how to row at a vigorous endurance pace while rating 24.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 12 min 12:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 27 min | Work Time: 12 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 588 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Spend around 10 minutes warming up doing some basic erg drills and at least 1-2 minutes of harder strokes at UT1/AT rowing pace.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 12 minutes at around 24 strokes per minute focusing on good technique.
  • Keep the intensity near your anaerobic threshold pace and the stroke rate no more than 24.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing and light stretching afterwards.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Ensure you do a full 10 minute warm up with at least 40 hard strokes at UT1/AT pace.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of the 12 minutes - wait until the last 3-4 minutes to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.


2 x 8 Minutes Rowing Interval Workout

2 x 8 Minutes Rowing Interval Workout with 2 minutes rest. The intensity is UT1 or Anaerobic Threshold. This is a vigorous workout for Rowers new to intervals.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 33 min | Work Time: 16 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 684 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up following the warm-up schedule.
  • Take a short break and get ready.
  • Row for 8 minutes at around 24 strokes per minute at UT1/AT intensity.
  • Rest for a 2 minute interval and take on some fluids if you feel like it.
  • Start another 8 minute row at UT1/AT intensity.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first 8 minute piece.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. It's a short workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds rest.
  4. Keep your hands moving away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.


8 Minute Rowing Machine Workout With Power Changes

This 8 Minute Rowing Machine Workout With Power Changes will help you gain more control over rowing power to rate ratio. Learn how to change rate and power together.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 1 min 1:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 23 min | Work Time: 8 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 484 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes warming up following the warm up plan here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 1 minute at around 24 strokes per minute at AT intensity.
  • Next drop your stroke rate and intensity to 22 strokes per minute for 2 minutes.
  • Go back up with your rate and intensity for 3 minutes at AT intensity.
  • Drop back to rate 22 to UT1 intensity.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  2. Try to get a feel for what rowing at anaerobic threshold is like - manage your power output and your rhythm.


20 Minute Rowing Machine Endurance Workout

Get some endurance with this 20 Minute Rowing Machine Endurance Workout. Learn this 5+10+5 minutes of rowing endurance with rate and power changes to sharpen your rowing endurance.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 24
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 760 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing machine drills and increasing your power to near workout level intensity.
  • Take a short rest and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Intensity.
  • Next increase your stroke rate to 24 and intensity to Anaerobic Threshold for 10 minutes.
  • Then drop your rate and intensity back down for 5 minutes to UT1 Intensity.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Make sure to warm up, but don't do too much work - save your effort for the workout.
  2. Good technique and posture is important for a long 20 minute workout - study good rowing machine technique and try to practice rowing machine drills.
  3. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs, body and arms to power the rowing machine.


3 x 5 Minutes Rowing Interval Workout

This is a challenging 3 x 5 Minutes Rowing Machine Interval Workout. Boost your Anaerobic Threshold with 5 minutes of power rowing at 26 strokes per minute and rest for 2 minutes.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22–24
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 2 min 2:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 2 min 2:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 44 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 920 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing machine drills and building up the intensity to near workout intensity.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 strokes per minute at anaerobic threshold intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes and repeat 3 times total, resting for a 2 minute interval between each 5 minutes of work.
  • Finally warm down with 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Don't work too hard in the first 5 minute piece. Remember this workout requires patience and discipline.
  2. Break down each piece as a separate challenge to be completed. Approach each one as a stand alone workout - don't think about the next or the last workout.
  3. The 2 minute rest is important - keep moving slowly after each 5 minute piece and have some sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest period.


14 Minute Pyramid Rowing Machine Workout

Improve your Anaerobic Threshold with this 14 Minute Pyramid Rowing Machine Workout. Train smart with the proper intensity zone and indoor rowing technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20–22
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
1 x 4 min 4:00 26
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 34 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 724 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle 4 minutes.
  2. Use the full length of the slide when the rate goes higher - maintain good discipline with your rowing technique.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change to AT zone.
  4. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes down to 22 - avoid dropping below UT1 intensity.


14 Minute Power Rowing Workout

This is a great 14 Minute Rowing Machine Workout that will help improve your power. See how you can develop your power with variable rate and intensity changes in this workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 2 min 2:00 24
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 2 min 2:00 24
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 34 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 736 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes to warm up following the warm-up plan.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row 2 minutes at 24 strokes per minute near Anaerobic Threshold (AT) Intensity.
  • Then for 5 minutes go to AT power Intensity at 26 strokes per minute.
  • Drop your rate to 24 for 2 minutes and keep at AT intensity.
  • Finally drop the power down to UT1 Intensity and 22 strokes per minute for 5 minutes.
  • Finish by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Don't over-do the power during the first 2 minutes
  2. When your rate drops, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power too much.
  3. Warm up properly and make sure you are ready to go because this is a hard workout.


15 Minute Hard Aerobic Rowing Workout

This 15 Minute Hard Aerobic Rowing Workout will help improve your Aerobic Capacity. Challenge yourself to 15 minutes rowing at the edge of your aerobic rowing zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 12 min 12:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 26
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 42 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 940 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 24

AT difficult

Steps
  • Row for 12 minutes warming up following the warm-up plan to AT level intensity.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Intensity.
  • Next increase your stroke rate to 24 and go to Anaerobic Threshold intensity for 10 minutes.
  • Then drop your rate back down for 5 minutes to UT1 intensity.
  • Finally cool down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. A full warm up is critical. You need to be ready to perform once you begin the workout and warming up your cardiovascular and muscular systems is a must.
  2. Think about your rowing machine technique, rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  3. Always change rate and power together.


24 Minute Interval Rowing Workout

This 24 Minute Interval Rowing Machine Workout at UT1 Intensity is split into 2x12 minutes. Set yourself a good rhythm at rate 24 and develop you aerobic power.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 12 min 12:00 24
1 x 3 min 3:00 -
1 x 12 min 12:00 24
Warm down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 42 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 876 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • 10 minute warm up following the warm up guide here.
  • Row 12 minutes at 24 strokes per minute at UT1 intensity.
  • Take a 3 minute break.
  • Row again for 12 minutes at 24 strokes per minute at UT1 intensity.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on your rowing machine form and technique.
  2. Don't pull too hard with your arms at the finish of the stroke.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Use the full length of the slide.


2 x 15 Minute Rowing Workout At UT1

Develop your Aerobic Power with this 2 x 15 Minute Rowing Machine Workout. Learn how to perform with good rowing technique rate 24 while rowing long effective strokes.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 22–24
1 x 15 min 15:00 24
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 15 min 15:00 24
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 55 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 1140 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Spend around 10 minutes warm up following the warm up schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at around 24 strokes per minute UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 15 minutes at around 24 strokes per minute UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Stick to the rating and intensity guidelines.
  • Finally warm down with 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Good technique and posture is important in rowing workouts - study good rowing machine technique and practice rowing machine drills.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup guide.


3 x 5 Minute Rowing Interval Threshold Workout

This is a great 3 x 5 Minute Rowing Interval Workout at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity. Develop high aerobic rowing power and boost your strength endurance.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20–22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 890 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 26

AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend around 15 minutes warming up.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 strokes per minute at AT rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 26 strokes per minute at level at AT.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 26 strokes per minute at level at AT.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. The rest interval is important - keep moving slowly after each work piece and take sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest period.
  3. Maintain your power and speed when for each piece.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Be sure to stick to the guideline intensity and stroke rate.


5 x 2 Minute High Intensity Rowing Workout Intervals

Row this 5 x 2 Minute High Intensity Rowing Workout Intervals. After warming up, start with 2 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute focusing on power and technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 2 min 2:00 24–26
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 24–26
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 24–26
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 24–26
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 43 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 740 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 25

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up following the warm up plan to get ready for this intense rowing machine workout.
  • Next take a 2 minute break, take a sip of water and get ready for the workout.
  • Row 2 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at TR rowing intesnsity. Focus on power and technique.
  • Row light for 2 minutes to recover for the next piece.
  • Repeat (5 times in total).
  • Finish by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on keeping your rowing machine technique consistent.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1-2 minutes to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Have some water ready to drink after the warm up, during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


15 Min Rowing Power Session

This 15 Minute Rowing Machine Power Session with 10 stroke bursts of power will boost your aerobic capacity and endurance. The Base rate is 24 and the power 10s are at 28.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22–24
1 x 15 min 15:00 24–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 900 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 26

AT difficult

Steps
  • Spend around 15 minutes warming-up following the warm-up plan here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at around 24 – 28 strokes per minute.
  • For the most part – rate 24.
  • At the start of each minute do a power 10 at 28 high intensity before going back down to 24.
  • Finally cool down with 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Use your legs to initially drive the handle towards the finish.
  2. Be sure to stick to the Anaerobic Threshold intensity and stroke rate.
  3. When your rate drops after each power 10, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power too much.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement.
  5. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm and at end of the workout.


3 x 5 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout

This 3 x 5 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout is a great way to improve your strength endurance and aerobic capacity. Drive your legs hard to get the most out of this workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20–22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min Rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min Rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 890 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 26

AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up following the warm up schedule.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at around 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Repeat the piece at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity (3 times total)
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving smoothly away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate go up after the rest interval.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Use the full length of the slide and push your legs after the catch before using your body and arms to drive through the middle part of the stroke.


40 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout

A 40 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout with 15 Strokes of Power every 5 minutes. Build your Rowing Endurance base with this Variable UT1 Intensity Zone session.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 12 min 5:00 20
1 x 40 min 40:00 22–28
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 40 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 1220 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Row for 12 minutes to warm up.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row 40 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute UT1 rowing intensity.
  • At the start of each 5 minutes do a power 15 at 28 strokes per minute and Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Finish by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on your rowing machine form and technique.
  2. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup guide.


10 Minute Easy Rowing Workout

This 10 Minute Easy Rowing Machine Workout is good for Beginners to learn the basics of the Rowing Machine. Follow the technique and Intensity guide to get the most from this workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 10 min 10:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 25 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 520 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend around 10 minutes warming up.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 22 strokes per minute.
  • Keep the intensity around UT2 and the stroke rate no more than 22.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first phase.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


15 Minute Easy Endurance Rowing Workout

A 15 Minute Rowing Machine Workout to learn how to develop Rowing Fitness. Row at your personal Endurance Intensity Pace while learning good Rowing Technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 15 min 15:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 25 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 530 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend the first 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute and UT2 rowing intensity.
  • Finish your rowing training session with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. Concentrate on small changes in rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Try to get a feel for what good rowing is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Have some water ready to drink after the warm up and at the end of the workout.


10 Minute Medium Intensity Rowing Machine Workout

Learn good Rowing with this 10 Minute Medium Intensity Rowing Machine Workout. Follow the Workout Guide to develop your Strength at 22-24 UT1 Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 20
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 20 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 516 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 22

UT1

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up with some basic rowing.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 4 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Then drop your stroke rate and intensity to 20 strokes per minute for 2 minutes.
  • Next raise your rating and intensity for 4 minutes back up to UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Finish off your training session by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. Keep moving slowly after the workout and take sips of water after 60 seconds of rest.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Use the full length of the slide and drive your legs from the front end.


5 Minute Interval Rowing Workout

2 x 5 Minute Interval Rowing Workout. After a step-by-step warm-up, get started with 5 minutes Rowing at UT1 Intensity scale before the first Rest Interval.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Cool down rowing 5 min 5:00 22

Total Time: 22 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 530 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 22

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes warming up following the warm up guide.
  • Next, take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. If your rate or power drops, try to maintain your rhythm.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.


5 Minute Easy Beginner Rowing Machine Workout

This 5 Minute Easy Beginner Rowing Machine Workout will help you learn the basics for Rowing Machine Training. Follow the set-up guide, drills and warm-up strategy before you start.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 3 min 3:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 20 min | Work Time: 5 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 414 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1

Steps
  • First, look at the rowing machine setup guide]
  • Next, begin your rowing training with some rowing machine drills in the 10 minute warm-up.
  • Get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 3 minutes at 22 strokes per minute focusing on UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Then move up to 24 strokes per minute maintaining UT1 intensity.
  • Finish with warming down for 5 minutes easy light rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase.
  2. Break down each section as a separate challenge to be completed. Approach each one as on its own merits - don't think about the next or the last workout.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Use the full length of the slide.


2 x 5 Minute Interval Rowing Workout

A sharp 2 x 5 minute Interval Rowing Workout. Transform your Rowing Training from basic Endurance to High Aerobic UT1 Intensity Training with this easy-to-follow workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 5 min 5:00 22 – 24
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 22 – 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 30 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 520 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up by following the warm up schedule here.
  • Next get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at level UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish your training with some easy warm down rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. It's a short but difficult workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


2 x 10 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Workout

Improve your Rowing Anaerobic Threshold with this 2 x 10 minute Rowing Machine Erg Workout. Learn how to hold good Rowing Technique while developing your Aerobic capacity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 10 min 10:00 22-24
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 22-24
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 500 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up following the warm up guide here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute between UT1 and Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat
  • Finish your rowing training session with easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  4. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


12 Minute Strength Endurance Rowing Workout

This Hard 12 Minute Strength Endurance Rowing Workout will help you to develop your Rowing Strength and Endurance. Maintain your Technique as you go through the Zones and Intensity Phases.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 6 min 6:00 22
1 x 4 min 4:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 24
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 32 min | Work Time: 12 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 776 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin this workout with 15 minutes following the warm up guide.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 6 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Then move up to 24 strokes per minute just below Anaerobic Threshold Intensity for 4 minutes.
  • Finally raise your rate and intensity for 2 minutes to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity intensity at 24.
  • Finish off your rowing training session by warming down with 10 minutes easy.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. When your rate drops, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power too much.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Use the full length of the slide.


2 x 10 Minute Difficult Rowing Workout

This 2 x 10 Minute Difficult Rowing Workout is good for Fit Rowers looking for a challenge. Boost your Anaerobic Threshold Rating 26 Strokes per Minute at AT Pace.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 900 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes rowing warm up following the warm up plan here.
  • Next get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish your rowing training with an easy cool down.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Decrease your power and speed when the rate goes down.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


5 Minute Power Interval Rowing Workout

5 Minute Power Interval Rowing Machine Workout at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity. Develop High Aerobic Power with 2x5 minutes at 24 – 26 near your AT Zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00
1 x 5 min 5:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 760 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult

Steps
  • Spend for 15 minutes warming up at for an AT level workout following the plan here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready.
  • Row hard for 5 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute near Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Take a 5 minute break and repeat.
  • Finish your rowing session with an easy cool down row for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. If you need to drink water during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Try to get a feel for what good rowing is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. It's always a good idea to have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at the end of the workout.


10 Minute Norwegian Rowing Workout

This 10 Minute Rowing Machine Workout is used by National and International Rowers. Row in steps of 4-3-2-1 minutes with Rate and Power changes between 22 - 26 Strokes per Minute.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 26
1 x 1 min 1:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 30 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 638 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin this training session with 15 minutes warming up following the warm-up schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 4 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1.
  • Row for 3 minutes between UT1 and Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Move up to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity for 2 minutes
  • Finally raise your rate and intensity slightly above AT intensity at 26 strokes per minute.
  • Finish off your rowing training session by warming down for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace.
  2. Don't pull too hard with your arms at the finish of the stroke.
  3. When your rate goes up, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power.
  4. Try to get a feel for what good rowing is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Use the full length of the slide and drive your legs each stroke.


30 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout

Boost your Endurance with this 30 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout. Row between 24 and 26 Strokes per Minute maintaining UT1 and AT Zone Rowing Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 30 min 30:00 24–26
Cool down rowing 5 min 5:00 22

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 1030 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 25

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin your training session with 10-15 minutes warming up.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 30 minutes between 24 – 26 strokes per minute between UT1 to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first phase.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training later.


High Intensity 5 Minute Rowing Machine Intervals

Train Hard with this High Intensity 5 Minute Rowing Intervals workout. Row between Anaerobic Threshold and Transportation Intensity rating 26-28 while holding good technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min Rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 790 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes rowing warm up very well, following the warm up schedule here.
  • Next get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at TR rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 7 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish your rowing training with an easy 10 minute cool down row.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. It's a short hard workout and if you need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


2 x 7 Minutes Hard Interval Rowing Workout

Boost your Rowing Power with this 2 x 7 Minutes Hard Interval Rowing Workout. Challenge your Training Routine and prepare for a 2K Erg Test with this great workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20-22
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 39 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: UT1/TR | Strokes: 536 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 25

UT1 TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up following the schedule here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 7 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute between UT1 and TR.
  • Only reach TR near the end of the 7 minutes (for the final 60 seconds)
  • Rest for 7 minutes.
  • Row again for 7 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute between UT1 and TR.
  • Again, you should only reach TR near the end of the 7 minutes (for the final 60 seconds)
  • Finish your rowing session with an easy cool down row for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1 minute to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Use your core at the finish of the stroke.


15 Min Power Rowing Workout

15 Min Power Rowing Workout at Anaerobic Threshold. Learn how to Row this workout with good Technique at High Aerobic Power. See if you can stick the pace.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 10:00 20
1 x 15 min 15:00 22–26
Rowing 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 730 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin this training session with 15 minutes rowing machine drills and warming up.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at 22 – 26 strokes per minute at level Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Finish off your training session by warming down for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on keeping your rowing machine technique consistent.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1-2 minutes to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Decrease your power and speed if you feel like you can't finish the workout.
  4. Enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


2k Race Rowing Training Workout

Raise your Anaerobic Threshold for a 2k Race with this Rowing Workout. Explode your Aerobic Power to Back yourself for that upcoming 2k Erg.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 15 min 15:00 24–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 890 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 26

AT TR hard difficult

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up following the warm up schedule for hard transportation intensity rowing here.
  • Next, get ready for the workout by taking a sip of water and focusing.
  • Row for 15 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at between Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and TR intensity.
  • Vary your rating and intensity freely.
  • Finish your rowing training session with an easy 10 cool down minute row.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1-2 minutes to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Keep your face muscles relaxed when the going gets tough.


7 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout

Power-up with this 7 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout. Boost your fat and carbo burning engine and power endurance with this Intense Anaerobic Threshold Zone Rowing Workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
1 x 5 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 41 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 866 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up at level 2.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Erg for 7 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute between Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat the 7 minutes again.
  • Finish your rowing session with an easy row for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1-2 minutes to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


3 x 3 Minute Rowing Intervals

Raise your VO2 Max with these 3 x 3 Minute Rowing Intervals. Learn Interval Training for a 2k, 6k or 1k Rowing Machine Test. Train Power and Technique together.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
Rowing 10 min 10:00 22

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 9 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 774 | Avg Rate: 36 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard

Steps
  • Begin this training session with a 15 minutes vigorous warm up - following the schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 3 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at level Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 3 minutes and repeat (3 times total).
  • Finish off your rowing training session by rowing and cooling down for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving smoothly away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. If your power drops, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the rate too much.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


30 Minute Rowing Endurance Workout

Level-up with this 30 Minute Rowing Endurance Workout. Improve your UT2 Zone Endurance at rate 22 while focusing on good Rowing Technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 30 min 30:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 860 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend around 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing machine drills.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 30 minutes at 22 strokes per minute focusing on good technique.
  • Keep the intensity around UT2 Intensity and the stroke rate no more than 22.
  • Finally warm down for 5 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving smoothly away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. Don't pull too hard with your arms at the finish of the stroke.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


50 Minute Rowing Endurance Workout

Learn Endurance with this 50 Minute Rowing Workout. Test your Physical and Mental Endurance skills with this challenging UT2 Rowing Zone Workout. Rate 22 for the entire workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 50 min 50:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 60 min | Work Time: 50 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 1300 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend the first 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing drills.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 50 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute focusing on Utilization Level 2 intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving smoothly away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. This is a test of mental endurance as well as physical endurance - be ready for the challenge of maintaining concentration.
  3. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  4. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up and at end of the workout. Hydration is very important before, during and after this rowing workout.


2 x 20 Minute Interval Rowing Workout

Power-up with a UT1 Zone 2 x 20 Minute Interval Rowing Workout. Learn Intensity and Technique while Powering for 20 minutes time two with a 5 minute rest. Rate 22.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 20 min 20:00 22
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 20 min 20:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 55 min | Work Time: 40 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 1080 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing drills and following the warm up schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the rowing session.
  • Row for 20 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute at Utilization Level 1 Rowing Intensity intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on keeping your rowing machine technique consistent.
  2. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.
  3. Increase your power and speed when the rate changes up.
  4. Enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Always take the time to warm up and cool down after this workout even though the intensity is low.


60 Minute Rowing Endurance Workout

Develop Focus and Endurance with this 60 Minute Rowing Endurance Workout. Learn the importance of Rhythm, Discipline and Personal Courage with this long rowing workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing 60 minutes 60:00 20–22

Total Time: 60 min | Work Time: 60 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 1200 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 21

UT2

Steps
  • Begin with easy rowing for 5 – 10 minutes
  • Build your intensity as you warm up
  • Aim for UT2 Rowing Intensity
  • Keep a constant rhythm for the entire 60 minutes.
  • Warm down afterwards with some easy rowing and stretching.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  3. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.
  4. Only attempt this if you are mentally up for the challenge of a long rowing session.


2 x 25 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout

Test yourself with this 2 x 25 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout at UT Zone Intensity. Build your endurance pace at rate 22 while working on Technique and rhythm.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 25 min 25:00 22
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 25 min 25:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 65 min | Work Time: 50 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 1300 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2 intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 5 minutes following the schedule here.
  • Get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 25 minutes at 22 strokes per minute UT2 Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 25 minutes at 22 strokes per minute UT2 Rowing Intensity.
  • Warm down for 5 minutes light rowing and some stretching afterwards.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. The rest interval is important take sips of water to get ready for the next 25 minutes.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms learn to relax and use the momentum from your legs on the drive.


2 x 15 Minute Rowing Machine Workouts

Boost your Aerobic Engine with this 2 x 15 Minute Rowing Machine Workout. Work at UT1 Intensity Zone rate 22 while Rowing at a good Tempo Rhythm. 5 Minutes Rest.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 15 min 15:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 860 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes warming up following the suggested schedule here.
  • Get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at 22 strokes per minute UT2 rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 15 minutes at 22 strokes per minute UT2 rowing intensity.
  • Warm down for 5 minutes light rowing and some stretching afterwards.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. Play around with your power and relaxation. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed for the same effort.
  3. Rhythm - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  4. Take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


2 x 10 Minute Rowing Machine Workout

Learn to Row with this 2 x 10 Minute Rowing Machine Workout. Use the warm-up and Rowing Pace Guide to set your intensity for 10 minutes for High Aerobic Training.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 24
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 900 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up with rowing machine drills and the warm up schedule here.
  • Next take a short break and prepare for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 24 strokes per minute between UT1 and Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and aiming for the same rate and intensity.
  • Finally warm down for 5 minutes easy rowin.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first phase.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


2 x 12 Minute Rowing Tempo Workout

Power-up with this 2 x 12 Minute Rowing Tempo Workout at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity. Get ready for 2k, 5k or 6k tests with this Aerobic Engine Booster.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 10:00 22
1 x 12 min 12:00 24
1 x 4 min rest 4:00 -
1 x 12 min 12:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 48 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 996 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 24

AT difficult intervals

Steps Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on keeping your rowing machine technique consistent.
  2. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


2 X10 Minute Rowing Workout With Power Changes

Get ready to Power-up with this 2 X10 Minute Rowing Workout With Power Changes. Start at rate 22 finish at rate 27-28 while increasing your power per stroke.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 26
1 x 1 min 1:00 27
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 769 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 25

AT TR hard difficult

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the schedule here.
  • Stop, take a short rest and prepare for the rowing session.
  • Row 4 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at [UT1](/rowing-intensity-scale intensity.
  • Move on to 3 minutes at 24 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Change up to 2 minutes at 26 strokes per minute slightly above Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Finally move to 1 minute at 27 strokes per minute TR intensity.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy cool-down rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace they arrived.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Use the full length of the slide.


15 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Interval Workout

2 x 15 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Workout. Raise your AT Zone Rowing Fitness while rating 22-26 with good Rowing Technique and a Solid Rhythm.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing 15 minutes 15:00 22
1 x 15 minutes 15:00 22–26
1 x 3 minutes 3:00 -
1 x 15 minutes 15:00 22–26
5 minutes warm down 5:00 20

Total Time: 53 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 1070 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Begin with easy rowing and build your wamp-up for 15 minutes using the warm up schedule.
  • Row 15 minutes at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity rating 22 – 26 strokes per minute.
  • Rest for 3 minutes.
  • Row again for 15 minutes at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity rating 22 – 26 strokes per minute.
  • Warm down afterwards with some easy rowing and stretching.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. It's a short workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Increase your power and speed when the rate changes up.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


2 x 8 Minute Power Rowing Workout

Ironclad 2 x 8 Minute Power Rowing Workout designed to boost you Anaerobic Threshold and Transportation Rowing Energy Systems. Prepare for a 2k, 6K or 5k Erg Test using this workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 8 min 8:00 26
1 x 4 min 4:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 26
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 16 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 836 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 26

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 8 minutes at 26 strokes per minute between Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and TR.
  • Focus on power and efficiency per stroke.
  • Rest for 4 minutes.
  • Row again for 8 minutes at 26 strokes per minute between Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and TR.
  • Warm down with some light rowing and stretching afterwards.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. Break down each piece as a separate challenge to be completed. Approach each one as a stand alone workout - don't think about the next or the last workout.
  3. Increase your power and speed when the rate changes up.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Stay relaxed when you get tired.


4 x 5 Minutes 6k Rowing Training Workout

Train for a 6k Rowing Machine Test with this 4 x 5 minutes Rowing Workout. Rate 26-28 at VO2 Max Transportation level Rowing Intensity with 5 minute rest intervals.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 840 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the suggested format here.
  • Take a short rest and prepare for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Level Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Level Rowing Intensity.
  • Repeat this pattern so that you do 4 times 5 minutes of work.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Use your legs to initially drive the handle towards the finish.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


2 x 10 Minute High Tempo Rowing Machine Workout

Power-up with this 2 x 10 Minute High Tempo Rowing Machine Workout. Boost your Fat and Carbohydrate Burning Energy Systems while learning how to Row with good style and tempo.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 26
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 1050 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 26

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up following the warm up schedulde here.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 26 strokes per minute on level Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 10 minutes at 26 strokes per minute on level Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and at TR towards the end of the 10 minutes.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  4. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


2 x 12 Minute Rowing Interval Workout

Anaerobic Threshold Boosting 2 x 12 Minute Rowing Interval Workout. Develop you Aerobic Power with the Rowing Machine while learning good Technique and Rhythm using Interval Training.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 12 min 12:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 12 min 12:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 54 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 1106 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the schedule.
  • Take a break and prepare for the session.
  • Row 12 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again 12 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  4. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


30 Minute High Tempo Rowing Workout

This 30 Minute High Tempo Rowing Workout will help boost your Rowing Endurance and Aerobic Capacity Zones. Learn Rowing Machine Tempo Technique while working out with a strong tempo.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing 15 minutes 15:00 22
1 x 30 minutes 30:00 22–26
Rowing 10 minute warm down 10:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 50 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 1080 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin with rowing for 15 minutes following the warm up schedule.
  • Row 30 minutes at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity rating 22 – 26 strokes per minute.
  • Look at the Pro Tips below to learn how to develop Tempo.
  • Warm down for 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase and use them to make a good tempo through to the finish.
  2. Don't pull too hard with your arms - use the momentum to keep your arms moving smoothly away from the finish to keep the tempo going.
  3. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  4. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm and at the end of the workout.


3 x 5 Minute High Intensity Rowing Workout

Power-up your training with this 3 x 5 Minute High Intensity Rowing Workout. The Rate 26 - 28 is strokes per minute at Transportation Intensity Zone. The rest is 5 minutes with active interval recovery.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 930 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for for 15 minutes following the schedule here.
  • Take a short break to prepare for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at TR Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Repeat the 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at TR Rowing Intensity 3 times in total.
  • Finally warm down for 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on your rowing machine form and technique.
  2. If you do need to drink during the rest interval, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  4. Try to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


2 x 7 Minute 2k Erg Test Preparation Rowing Workout

Prepare for a 2k Erg Test with this 2 x 7 Minute Rowing Workout. This workout will improve the Oxygen Transportation Efficiency to your muscles as you power near 2k pace.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 7 min 7:00 26-28
1 x 7 min rest 7:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 26-28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 46 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 530 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up following the TR warm up schedule.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 7 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute atTransportation Rowing Intensity Scale.
  • Rest for 7 minutes with active light rowing.
  • Row again for 7 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute atTransportation Rowing Intensity Scale.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on your rowing machine form and technique.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate between 28 and 28. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. When your rate drops, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power too much.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Be sure to stick to the intensity and stroke rate.


4 x 3 Minute Race Rowing Intervals

Power-up your High Intensity Rowing Zone with this 4 x 3 Minute Race Rowing Intervals. This Intense Rowing Workout requires a big focus on Power and Technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 46 min | Work Time: 12 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 842 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes at following the TR warm up schedule.
  • Take a short rest and prepare for the session.
  • Row 3 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at TR Intensity Zone.
  • Rest for 3 minutes
  • Row again for 3 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at TR Intensity Zone. Repeat the rest/row cycle 4 times in total.
  • Finish off by cooling down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly.
  2. Break down each piece as a separate challenge to be completed. Approach each one as a stand alone workout - don't think about the next or the last workout.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.


5 x 2 Minute Hard Rowing Interval Workout

This 5 x 2 Minute Hard Rowing Interval Workout is ferocious. Boost your VO2 Max Rowing Race Pace Intensity rating 26-28 at High Transportation Intensity Zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 26–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26–28
Rowing 10 minutes 10:00 20

Total Time: 38 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 680 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm-up schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 2 minutes at Transportation Rowing Intensity rating 26 - 28 strokes per minute.
  • Rest for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat the work/rest 5 times in total.
  • Warm down for 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Use your legs to initially drive the handle towards the finish.
  2. It's a short workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Use the full length of the slide - don't shorten up when you get tired.


8 x 2 Minute Interval Power Rowing Workout

Power-up with this 8 x 2 Minute Interval Power Rowing Workout. Improve your VO2 Max and Race Pace Intensity rating 26-28 at High Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22–24
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 55 min | Work Time: 16 min | Intensity: TR/AN | Strokes: 520 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 27

TR extreme hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Next, take a short break to prepare.
  • Row for 2 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat the work/rest 8 times total.
  • Finally cool down with 10 minutes very easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Finish each stroke by pulling your arms smoothly towards your body.
  2. Take small sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  4. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


2k Rowing Machine Training With 7 Minute Intervals

Target your 2k Rowing Machine Time with this 2 x 7 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout. Row with solid Technique while working near you 2k Race Zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22–24
1 x 7 min 7:00 26-30
1 x 7 min rest 7:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 26-30
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 46 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 570 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 28

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 7 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 7 minutes doing some active rowing recovery at a slow pace.
  • Row again for 7 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on keeping your rowing machine technique consistent.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first 7 minutes.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.


5 x 3 Minute Powerful Rowing Workouts

Give your Training a Lift with 5 x 3 Minute Powerful Rowing Workouts. Row for 3 minutes just below 2k Race Intensity in your power zone. Target Rate is 26-30 strokes per minute.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22–26
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–30
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–30
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–30
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–30
1 x 3 min rest 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–30
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 52 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: UT1/TR | Strokes: 920 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 28

UT1 TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes at 22 strokes per minute including some power 10s following the warm up schedule here.
  • Take a break and prepare for the workout.
  • Row for 3 minutes at 26 – 30 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 3 minutes while doing some very easy rowing.
  • Row again for 3 minutes at 26 – 30 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Repeat the work/rest interval a total of 5 times.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy erg for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Keep your hands moving away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. It's a short workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Increase your power and speed when the rate changes up.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. If you get too tired, you can modify this workout to 4 x 3 minutes or 3 x 3 minutes.


30 Minute Long Endurance Rowing Workout

Test your Rowing Stamina with this 30 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout. Learn good Technique while developing your Aerobic Endurance at UT2 - UT1 Rowing Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
30 min 30:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT2/UT1 | Strokes: 900 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 22

UT1 UT2

Steps
  • Row easy for 10 minutes warming up and getting ready for the workout.
  • Row for 30 minutes at 20 - 22 strokes per minute between UT2 and UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Finally warm down with 5 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on your rowing machine form and technique.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement for the full 30 minutes.


20 Minute Rowing Machine Aerobic Workout

Easy 20 Minute Rowing Machine Aerobic Workout for Beginners. Learn good Rowing Technique while building your Aerobic Base and Enjoying the Rhythm of the Rowing Machine.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 22
20 min 20:00 22–24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 760 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 20 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Cool down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1-2 minutes to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Maintain your rhythm if your rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.


3 x 8 Minute Rowing Intervals

Boost your Aerobic Engine with 3 x 8 Minute Rowing Workout at UT1 to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity Zone. Great for Rowing Beginners to Learn Technique and Endurance on the Rowing Machine.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 8 min 8:00 22–24
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 22–24
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 22–24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 46 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 938 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

AT UT1 hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row 8 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes
  • Repeat 8 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes and repeat the 8 minutes a total of three times.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. The rest interval is important - keep moving slowly after each work piece and take sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest period.


20 Minute Beginner Rowing Machine Workout

Get Rowing Fit with this 20 Minute Beginner Rowing Machine Workout. Learn good Technique while working on your Aerobic Endurance Base at UT1 Rowing Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 22
20 min 20:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 30 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 650 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 22

UT1

Steps
  • Warm up for 10 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 20 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


2 x 20 Minute Rowing Endurance Intervals

This 2 x 20 Minute Rowing Endurance Interval workout will Improve your Aerobic Endurance Base. Build this into your Rowing Training Schedule at least once per week in the off-season.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 20 min 20:00 22–24
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 20 min 20:00 22–24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 60 min | Work Time: 40 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 1080 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 10 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 20 minutes at 22-24 strokes per minute between UT1 Rowing Intensity and UT2.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat.
  • Finally cool down with 5 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light. Sip some water.
  3. Decrease your power and speed if you feel like you won't make it to the end.
  4. Enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation to row hard.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


30 Minute UT1 Rowing Workout

Power-up with this 30 Minute UT1 Rowing Workout. Target Rate and Intensity Zone is 22 - 24 Strokes Per Minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 22
30 min 30:00 22–24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 980 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1

Steps
  • Warm up for 10 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 30 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Cool down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • UT2 10 min warm up.
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power and hold the rate steady at 18-20
  • After 3 minutes, increase power again to near UT2 pace at 20 stokes per minute
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and aim for 30 strokes at your UT1 pace.
  • Coming up on 10 minutes, do 10 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Stop and get ready for the workout.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase.
  2. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  3. Make sure to take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout - it will help your performance and recovery.


3 x 8 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Intervals

Prevail with this 3 x 8 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Intervals. Learn good Rowing Technique while at Anaerobic Threshold Target Intensity Zone rate 24.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 22
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 43 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 896 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 10-15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row 8 minutes at 24 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat (3 times total).
  • Finish off your rowing session by warming down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace they arrived.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first 8 minutes.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


4 x 5 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Intervals

Raise your Lactic Threshold with these 4 x 5 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Intervals. Focus to Row with good Form and Energy as you Rate 26 at AT Zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 60 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 1040 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 26

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat. (4 times total)
  • Finally cool down with 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. Break down each piece as a separate challenge to be completed. Approach each one as a stand alone workout - don't think about the next or the last workout.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


2 x 10 Minute Rowing Machine Workouts

Boost your Aerobic Engine with these 2 x 10 Minute Rowing Machine Workouts. Learn how to Pace at 24-26 Strokes per Minute with good Technique and Rhythm.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 24–26
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 900 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 10 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Move your arms smoothly towards your body at the finish of each stroke.
  2. The rest interval is important - keep moving slowly after each work piece and take sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest period.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.


3 x 7 Minute VO2 Rowing Intervals

Improve your Rowing Oxygen Uptake with these 3 x 7 Minute VO2 Rowing Intervals. With 5 minutes rest you need to rate 26-28 Strokes per Minute to get in the Target Training Zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 7 min 7:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 56 min | Work Time: 21 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 1066 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 27

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row for 7 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat (3 times in total).
  • Finish off by cooling down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. The rest interval is important - keep moving slowly after each work piece and take sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest period.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


5 x 2 Minute Power Rowing Interval Workout

Power-up with this 5 x 2 Minutes Power Rowing Interval Workout. Learn how to Pace your 500m Splits with good Rowing Form while working on Rate and Rhythm.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 25–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 25–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 25–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 25–28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 25–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 43 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 780 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up following the warm-up schedule here.
  • Row for 2 minutes at 25 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes and repeat (5 times in total).
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Finish each stroke by moving your arms smoothly towards your body.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.


3 x 5 Minute TR Intensity Rowing Workout

3 x 5 Minute Oxygen Transportation Intensity Rowing Workout. Train your TR Rowing Intensity Zone to boost your ability to row near Race Pace rating 28 Strokes per Minute.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 920 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Erg for 15 minutes warming up at following the schedule here.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes - keep moving for active recovery at a slow easy pace.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Repeat 3 times total.
  • Finally warm down with 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Use your legs to initially drive the handle towards the finish.
  2. Don't pull too hard with your arms at the finish of the stroke.
  3. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  4. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


2 x 12 Minute Rowing Intervals

These 2 x 12 Minute Rowing Workout Intervals at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity will help get you ready for 6K, 5K and 2K Erg Tests. Build this workout into your weekly rowing schedule.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 12 min 12:00 25–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 12 min 12:00 25–28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 54 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 1130 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 27

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Always enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation.


10 x 30 Stroke Rowing Interval Workout

Row this 10 x 30 Stroke Rowing Interval Workout at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity. Learn good Rowing Technique while Rowing Hard with good Rhythm and Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
30 strokes hard/10 light 10:00-15:00 28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 810 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 28

AT difficult

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes at following the warm up schedule.
  • Take a short rest and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 30 strokes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute.
  • Immediately afterwards, Row 10 strokes light at 20 strokes per minute.
  • Repeat the 30/10 for a total of 10 times.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement.


7 x 2 Minute Rowing Interval Workout

Extreme High Intensity 7 x 2 Minute Rowing Interval Workout. Improve your 2k and 1k Race Pace Intensity with this workout. Focus on Power and Technique while developing your Power.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 28–30
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 51 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: TR/AN | Strokes: 922 | Avg Rate: 27 | Work Rate: 29

TR extreme hard intervals

Steps
  • Erg for 15 minutes warming up following the warm up intensity schedule..
  • Row for 2 minutes at 28 – 30 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat 7 times in total.
  • Make sure to keep rowing at a slow pace during the rest interval to help recovery.
  • Finally warm down with 10 minutes easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Finish by breaking your arms smoothly towards your body.
  2. It's a short workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  4. Get into a good flowing rhythm, moving the handle smoothly at the catch and at the finish while using your legs body and arms to power the rowing machine.
  5. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


4 x 4 Minute Rowing Machine Workout

Power-up with this 4 x 4 Minute Rowing Machine Workout. Train for 2k, 5k and 6k Erg Tests by building this into your Rowing Training Schedule.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 27–30
1 x 3 min 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 27–30
1 x 3 min 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 27–30
1 x 3 min 3:00 -
1 x 3 min 3:00 27–30
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 46 min | Work Time: 16 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 854 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 29

TR hard

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up following the warm up intensity schedule.
  • Row for 3 minutes at 27 – 30 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 3 minutes
  • Repeat the work / rest cycle 4 times total at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Keep rowing slowly during the rest interval.
  • Warm down with some easy rowing for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Finish by breaking your arms smoothly towards your body.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first phase.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


12 x 30 Stroke Rowing Machine Workout

Mix your Rowing Training with this 12 x 30 Stroke Rowing Machine Workout. Learn good Rowing Technique while working at High Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
30 strokes hard/10 light 10:00-15:00 28–30
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 810 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 29

TR hard

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 30 strokes at 28 – 30 strokes per minute between Transportation Rowing Intensity to AN.
  • Pull 10 strokes light at 20 strokes per minute.
  • Repeat the 30/10 for a total of 12 times.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy erg for 10 minutes.
Warm-up
  • TR Warm-up 15 min
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 3 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 20 strokes
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again for 20 strokes at your TR pace.
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise you can do another 10 stokes at TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 2-3 sets to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.