5 Minute Interval Rowing Workout

2 x 5 Minute Interval Rowing Workout. After a step-by-step warm-up, get started with 5 minutes Rowing at UT1 Intensity scale before the first Rest Interval.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 22
Cool down rowing 5 min 5:00 22

Total Time: 22 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 530 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 22

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Row for 10 minutes warming up following the warm up guide.
  • Next, take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes.
  • Row again for 5 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Warm down with some easy 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. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. If your rate or power drops, try to maintain your rhythm.
  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.


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