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
  • 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. 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.


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