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.


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