3 x 8 Minute Rowing Intervals

Boost your Aerobic Engine with 3 x 8 Minute Rowing Workout at UT1 to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity Zone. Great for Rowing Beginners to Learn Technique and Endurance on the Rowing Machine.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 8 min 8:00 22–24
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 22–24
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 22–24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 46 min | Work Time: 24 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 938 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

AT UT1 hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Row 8 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes
  • Repeat 8 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes and repeat the 8 minutes a total of three times.
  • Finish off by warming down with some easy rowing for 5 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. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  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.


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