4 x 5 Minutes 6k Rowing Training Workout

Train for a 6k Rowing Machine Test with this 4 x 5 minutes Rowing Workout. Rate 26-28 at VO2 Max Transportation level Rowing Intensity with 5 minute rest intervals.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
1 x 5 min rest 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 26–28
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 840 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the suggested format here.
  • Take a short rest and prepare for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Level Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Level Rowing Intensity.
  • Repeat this pattern so that you do 4 times 5 minutes of work.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing.
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. Use your legs to initially drive the handle towards the finish.
  2. Play around with your power as you change the rate. Look to see if you can increase your pace/speed when the rate goes up.
  3. Keep the same good rowing rhythm when the rates change. Look for a ratio of 1:2 - 1 part drive phase and 2 parts recovery phase.
  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. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


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