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.


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