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.


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