Try Intervals on the Rowing Machine

15 Jan

regular-grip-row_-_step_1.max.v1[1]If you’ve ever worked out on a rowing machine, then you know it provides a considerable challenge — both muscular and cardiovascular.  But, like exercising on a treadmill or elliptical, it can be a little boring.  Here’s a suggestion for making your rowing workout more fun and challenging.

Next time you’re at the gym, instead of rowing for your usual amount of time, try doing intervals instead.

  • Warm-up for 5 minutes
  • Row as hard as you can for 1 minute
  • Row slowly for another minute
  • Repeat, alternating between fast and slow, for a total of 20 minutes
  • Cool-down for 5 minutes

You can modify this workout by adjusting the interval time and/or the total workout time.  If one-minute intervals are too long, shorten them to 30 seconds.  You can also shorten or lengthen your workout time, depending on your level of fitness and desire to challenge yourself.


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