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
  • UT1 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.


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