8 x 2 Minute Interval Power Rowing Workout

Power-up with this 8 x 2 Minute Interval Power Rowing Workout. Improve your VO2 Max and Race Pace Intensity rating 26-28 at High Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22–24
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 2 min 2:00 26-28
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 55 min | Work Time: 16 min | Intensity: TR/AN | Strokes: 520 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 27

TR extreme hard intervals

Steps
  • Warm up for 15 minutes following the warm up intensity schedule here.
  • Next, take a short break to prepare.
  • Row for 2 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat the work/rest 8 times total.
  • Finally cool down with 10 minutes very 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. Finish each stroke by pulling your arms smoothly towards your body.
  2. Take small sips of water after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  4. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


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