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10 Minute Easy Rowing Workout

This 10 Minute Easy Rowing Machine Workout is good for Beginners to learn the basics of the Rowing Machine. Follow the technique and Intensity guide to get the most from this workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 10 min 10:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 25 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 520 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend around 10 minutes warming up.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 22 strokes per minute.
  • Keep the intensity around UT2 and the stroke rate no more than 22.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp 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 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first phase.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the 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.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


15 Minute Easy Endurance Rowing Workout

A 15 Minute Rowing Machine Workout to learn how to develop Rowing Fitness. Row at your personal Endurance Intensity Pace while learning good Rowing Technique.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 15 min 15:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 25 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: UT2 | Strokes: 530 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 22

UT2

Steps
  • Spend the first 5 minutes warming up doing some basic rowing.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at around 22 strokes per minute and UT2 rowing intensity.
  • Finish your rowing training session with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 5 minute warp 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 strokes per minute
  • If you feel ready after 5 minutes, stop and get ready for the workout, otherwise continue rowing near UT2 pace for 1-2 minutes.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. Concentrate on small changes in rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Try to get a feel for what good rowing is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Have some water ready to drink after the warm up and at the end of the workout.


10 Minute Medium Intensity Rowing Machine Workout

Learn good Rowing with this 10 Minute Medium Intensity Rowing Machine Workout. Follow the Workout Guide to develop your Strength at 22-24 UT1 Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 20
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 20 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 516 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 22

UT1

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up with some basic rowing.
  • Next take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 4 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Then drop your stroke rate and intensity to 20 strokes per minute for 2 minutes.
  • Next raise your rating and intensity for 4 minutes back up to UT1 rowing intensity.
  • Finish off your training session by warming down with some easy rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 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. Keep moving slowly after the workout and take sips of water after 60 seconds of rest.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Use the full length of the slide and drive your legs from the front end.


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
  • UT2 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.


5 Minute Easy Beginner Rowing Machine Workout

This 5 Minute Easy Beginner Rowing Machine Workout will help you learn the basics for Rowing Machine Training. Follow the set-up guide, drills and warm-up strategy before you start.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 3 min 3:00 22
1 x 2 min 2:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 20 min | Work Time: 5 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 414 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1

Steps
  • First, look at the rowing machine setup guide]
  • Next, begin your rowing training with some rowing machine drills in the 10 minute warm-up.
  • Get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 3 minutes at 22 strokes per minute focusing on UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Then move up to 24 strokes per minute maintaining UT1 intensity.
  • Finish with warming down for 5 minutes easy light rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 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. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase.
  2. Break down each section as a separate challenge to be completed. Approach each one as on its own merits - don't think about the next or the last workout.
  3. Maintain your rhythm when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Use the full length of the slide.


2 x 5 Minute Interval Rowing Workout

A sharp 2 x 5 minute Interval Rowing Workout. Transform your Rowing Training from basic Endurance to High Aerobic UT1 Intensity Training with this easy-to-follow workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 5 min 5:00 22 – 24
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 5 min 5:00 22 – 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 30 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: UT1 | Strokes: 520 | Avg Rate: 21 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 intervals

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up by following the warm up schedule here.
  • Next get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute at level UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 2 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish your training with some easy warm down rowing.
Warm-up
  • UT2 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. Sit up and pitch your body slightly forward on the recovery phase.
  2. It's a short but difficult workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Always change rate and power together.
  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. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


2 x 10 Minute Anaerobic Threshold Rowing Workout

Improve your Rowing Anaerobic Threshold with this 2 x 10 minute Rowing Machine Erg Workout. Learn how to hold good Rowing Technique while developing your Aerobic capacity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 10 min 10:00 22-24
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 22-24
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 45 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 500 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 23

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up following the warm up guide here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 22 – 24 strokes per minute between UT1 and Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat
  • Finish your rowing training session with easy rowing for 10 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. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  4. Have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at end of the workout.


12 Minute Strength Endurance Rowing Workout

This Hard 12 Minute Strength Endurance Rowing Workout will help you to develop your Rowing Strength and Endurance. Maintain your Technique as you go through the Zones and Intensity Phases.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 6 min 6:00 22
1 x 4 min 4:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 24
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 32 min | Work Time: 12 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 776 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin this workout with 15 minutes following the warm up guide.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 6 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1 Rowing Intensity.
  • Then move up to 24 strokes per minute just below Anaerobic Threshold Intensity for 4 minutes.
  • Finally raise your rate and intensity for 2 minutes to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity intensity at 24.
  • Finish off your rowing training session by warming down with 10 minutes easy.
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. Focus on using your legs during the leg drive phase.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. When your rate drops, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power too much.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Use the full length of the slide.


2 x 10 Minute Difficult Rowing Workout

This 2 x 10 Minute Difficult Rowing Workout is good for Fit Rowers looking for a challenge. Boost your Anaerobic Threshold Rating 26 Strokes per Minute at AT Pace.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 10 min 10:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 10 min 10:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 20 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 900 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes rowing warm up following the warm up plan here.
  • Next get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 10 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish your rowing training with an easy cool down.
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. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  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. Decrease your power and speed when the rate goes down.
  4. Make sure to warm up properly, but don't do too much work and save your effort for the workout.
  5. Set your feet height in the optimum position - check the rowing machine setup] guide.


5 Minute Power Interval Rowing Workout

5 Minute Power Interval Rowing Machine Workout at Anaerobic Threshold Intensity. Develop High Aerobic Power with 2x5 minutes at 24 – 26 near your AT Zone.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 5 min 5:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00
1 x 5 min 5:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 760 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult

Steps
  • Spend for 15 minutes warming up at for an AT level workout following the plan here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready.
  • Row hard for 5 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute near Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Take a 5 minute break and repeat.
  • Finish your rowing session with an easy cool down row for 10 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. Study some rowing machine technique and rowing drills to help with setting some basic positions while you are rowing.
  2. If you need to drink water during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Try to get a feel for what good rowing is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. It's always a good idea to have some water ready to drink for after the warm up during the rest phase and at the end of the workout.


10 Minute Norwegian Rowing Workout

This 10 Minute Rowing Machine Workout is used by National and International Rowers. Row in steps of 4-3-2-1 minutes with Rate and Power changes between 22 - 26 Strokes per Minute.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 10 min 10:00 20
1 x 4 min 4:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 24
1 x 2 min 2:00 26
1 x 1 min 1:00 26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 30 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: AT | Strokes: 638 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin this training session with 15 minutes warming up following the warm-up schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 4 minutes at 22 strokes per minute at UT1.
  • Row for 3 minutes between UT1 and Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Move up to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity for 2 minutes
  • Finally raise your rate and intensity slightly above AT intensity at 26 strokes per minute.
  • Finish off your rowing training session by warming down for 10 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. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace.
  2. Don't pull too hard with your arms at the finish of the stroke.
  3. When your rate goes up, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the power.
  4. Try to get a feel for what good rowing is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Use the full length of the slide and drive your legs each stroke.


30 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout

Boost your Endurance with this 30 Minute Endurance Rowing Workout. Row between 24 and 26 Strokes per Minute maintaining UT1 and AT Zone Rowing Intensity.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20
1 x 30 min 30:00 24–26
Cool down rowing 5 min 5:00 22

Total Time: 50 min | Work Time: 30 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 1030 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 25

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin your training session with 10-15 minutes warming up.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 30 minutes between 24 – 26 strokes per minute between UT1 to Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Warm 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. Move your hands away from the finish smoothly at the same pace.
  2. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first phase.
  3. Don't pull too hard with your arms when the power and rate change.
  4. Never forget to enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training later.


High Intensity 5 Minute Rowing Machine Intervals

Train Hard with this High Intensity 5 Minute Rowing Intervals workout. Row between Anaerobic Threshold and Transportation Intensity rating 26-28 while holding good technique.

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
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 10 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 790 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes rowing warm up very well, following the warm up schedule here.
  • Next get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 5 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at TR rowing intensity.
  • Rest for 7 minutes and repeat.
  • Finish your rowing training with an easy 10 minute cool down row.
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. Always focus on good rowing machine technique - even when you are tired.
  2. It's a short hard workout and if you need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds of the rest interval.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Try to get a feel for what rowing well is like - manage your power output and your rhythm together.
  5. Be sure to stick to the suggested intensity and stroke rate.


2 x 7 Minutes Hard Interval Rowing Workout

Boost your Rowing Power with this 2 x 7 Minutes Hard Interval Rowing Workout. Challenge your Training Routine and prepare for a 2K Erg Test with this great workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 20-22
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
1 x 5 min 5:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 39 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: UT1/TR | Strokes: 536 | Avg Rate: 25 | Work Rate: 25

UT1 TR hard intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up following the schedule here.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 7 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute between UT1 and TR.
  • Only reach TR near the end of the 7 minutes (for the final 60 seconds)
  • Rest for 7 minutes.
  • Row again for 7 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute between UT1 and TR.
  • Again, you should only reach TR near the end of the 7 minutes (for the final 60 seconds)
  • Finish your rowing session with an easy cool down row for 10 minutes.
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. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  2. Don't work too hard during the early part of workout - wait until the last 1 minute to push yourself if you feed good.
  3. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  4. Don't work too hard - focus on enjoying the rhythm and flow of the rowing movement.
  5. Use your core at the finish of the stroke.


15 Min Power Rowing Workout

15 Min Power Rowing Workout at Anaerobic Threshold. Learn how to Row this workout with good Technique at High Aerobic Power. See if you can stick the pace.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 10:00 20
1 x 15 min 15:00 22–26
Rowing 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 730 | Avg Rate: 22 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult

Steps
  • Begin this training session with 15 minutes rowing machine drills and warming up.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 15 minutes at 22 – 26 strokes per minute at level Anaerobic Threshold Intensity.
  • Finish off your training session by warming down for 10 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. Focus on keeping your rowing machine technique consistent.
  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. Decrease your power and speed if you feel like you can't finish the workout.
  4. Enjoy the rhythm of the rowing movement and use it to build your motivation for more training in future.
  5. Also take the time to warm up and cool down after each rowing workout, ensuring to stretch properly afterwards.


2k Race Rowing Training Workout

Raise your Anaerobic Threshold for a 2k Race with this Rowing Workout. Explode your Aerobic Power to Back yourself for that upcoming 2k Erg.

Workout Snapshot

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

Total Time: 40 min | Work Time: 15 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 890 | Avg Rate: 26 | Work Rate: 26

AT TR hard difficult

Steps
  • Spend 15 minutes warming up following the warm up schedule for hard transportation intensity rowing here.
  • Next, get ready for the workout by taking a sip of water and focusing.
  • Row for 15 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at between Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and TR intensity.
  • Vary your rating and intensity freely.
  • Finish your rowing training session with an easy 10 cool down minute row.
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. Keep your hands moving away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  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 when the rate changes - avoid going too far off your target intensity.
  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. Keep your face muscles relaxed when the going gets tough.


7 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout

Power-up with this 7 Minute Rowing Machine Interval Workout. Boost your fat and carbo burning engine and power endurance with this Intense Anaerobic Threshold Zone Rowing Workout.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
1 x 5 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 7 min 7:00 24–26
Rowing cool down 10 min 10:00 20

Total Time: 41 min | Work Time: 14 min | Intensity: AT/TR | Strokes: 866 | Avg Rate: 23 | Work Rate: 25

AT TR hard difficult intervals

Steps
  • Row for 15 minutes warming up at level 2.
  • Then take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Erg for 7 minutes at 24 – 26 strokes per minute between Anaerobic Threshold Intensity and Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 5 minutes and repeat the 7 minutes again.
  • Finish your rowing session with an easy row for 10 minutes.
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. Think about your rowing machine technique. rowing well is about holding good technique while working effectively.
  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. Concentrate on changing rate and power together. Learn to get the feeling of higher rate and higher power (speed) working together.
  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.


3 x 3 Minute Rowing Intervals

Raise your VO2 Max with these 3 x 3 Minute Rowing Intervals. Learn Interval Training for a 2k, 6k or 1k Rowing Machine Test. Train Power and Technique together.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 15 min 15:00 22
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
1 x 3 min rest 3:00
1 x 3 min 3:00 26–28
Rowing 10 min 10:00 22

Total Time: 35 min | Work Time: 9 min | Intensity: TR | Strokes: 774 | Avg Rate: 36 | Work Rate: 27

TR hard

Steps
  • Begin this training session with a 15 minutes vigorous warm up - following the schedule here.
  • Take a short break and get ready for the workout.
  • Row for 3 minutes at 26 – 28 strokes per minute at level Transportation Rowing Intensity.
  • Rest for 3 minutes and repeat (3 times total).
  • Finish off your rowing training session by rowing and cooling down for 10 minutes.
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. Keep your hands moving smoothly away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.
  2. Focus on using your legs, body and arms in a good rhythm through the middle of the workout.
  3. If your power drops, try to maintain your rhythm don't drop the rate too much.
  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.