RowAlong with a Concept2 Certified Instructor
I'm a GOLD MEDAL winning, WORLD RECORD holding Concept2 Certified rowing instructor.
My approach to the workout videos is to keep you company, not just yell platitudes and numbers at you!
Pick a Plan or RowAlong to any video as a Standalone
Pick the original, or the 'Redux' 2000m plan to help beat your time for the most common race distance.Read More
Build your tolerance for discomfort - which you'll need if going for your best time in a 5000m race.Read More
Have you never rowed before and want a structure to build from a simple 5 minute row to longer sessions?Read More
Just starting a fitness journey on a Rowing Machine? This 24 workout plan will get you there.Read More
If you've got 30 minutes free every day for a row, this playlist of 30 rows, all lasting 30 minutes will give you variety.Read More
500 metres may look easy, but you need to train properly for it if you want to get the best time.Read More
10000m is a lot of rowing. You need fitness, and you need power and the mental ability to keep that power.Read More
The YouTube Videos have NO MUSIC – so you can load up another YouTube page, or Soundcloud or your music app and listen to your own tunes while you RowAlong
Podcasts HAVE music – pretty low level, but just enough to give you a bit of background
Coaching and Technique Tips throughout the workout will keep you focused and help keep you going through the sessions.
Non-Alpha – I’m not a bare-chested alpha-male type coach. I’ll just talk you through the sessions, the technique, what dinner I’m having that night – all to make it feel like I’m just sitting there next to you. A friend to RowAlong with.
Always free. Although these videos appear on apps like Aviron, Kinomap and Ergzone where you may need to pay a subscription – the YouTube and Podcast versions will always be free.
WHAT YOU NEED TO ROWALONG WITH ME
A Rowing Machine - and Time!
Any kind of rowing machine will do, as long as it gives you an idea of your speed (500m pace is preferred). You also need time to do the workouts!
Something to play the videos
A phone or tablet right in front of you is best. A TV in front of you works too. If it's to the side, try not to strain your neck looking at it!
A Healthy Body
It's important that YOU know your body is ok to row - especially as some of the workouts are maximum intensity. Always keep a water bottle next to you.
Basic Structure for a 5 session per week plan
7/10 EffortEg. 5 x 6 mins
5/10 Effort30 mins 20spm
9-10/10 Effort8 x 2 min
5/10 Effort4 x 10 minutes
7-8/10 effort12 x 3 minutes
Some YouTube Comments
This was really entertaining, and how honest I respect it, in a way it is just motivation to become a better version of yourself<
Another awesome row. Very enjoyable, still cant beat this mixing it up, varied spm and speed, talk all the way through style you have. It really works for me and thousands of others. More of these please.<
You have described my life !!!! Thoughts , feelings and procrastination!!!!! Thank you for yournwise and encouraging words !!!<
100 percent recommended 👌<
Just when I thought yesterday's was my favorite, I discovere this RowAlong! Rowed this as S5 in week 5 of GFbR... perfect perfect perfect. I will post my charts on Facebook, but looking at my heart rate, the plan is totally working. So cool to see the results! #carrotsaysmoo<
Always great to RowAlong<
Thank you very much for that workshop. I very like this style you did<
Wow, I have a new favorite session! You aren't wrong about needing to budget the time as it is a long one...but holy wow did it feel good! I finished round about 1/4 marathon distance...wondered if this type of session would help a half time or hurt? Perhaps one of these days I will find out? Ha.<
Educational, as Always! Knowledge is Power!thank you for sharing ! Greetings from Singapore🌹🌹🌹<
Humble, witty, likeable Tutor,👌🌹🌹🌹 You present a great Tutorials, all well explained, Thank you for sharing your knowledge! <
Thank you for this video and your advice. I just ordered the machine and this is the best video I have seen that shows me technique which is evidently paramount when it come to rowing.<
Thanks again John. I’ve been following your plans for a couple of years( 2 k and 5 k) ,with various rowing club specific workouts thrown in here and there. For a while I’ve been prevaricating about doing another 2 k test and just guessing ( seemed to put me in the right ball park 😬) but, doing the time trial along with you made it so much more doable. And I got a PB. The whole thing was much more controlled and the time ( and distance ) flew by. Nibbling away at my PBS 😬<
Great video John, like many others I used it to complete my first half marathon. No doubt will use it again to improve my time. Thank you again for your excellent work.<
Loved this, great fun and a great workout.<
You can send me a video (side on, like how I film the workouts) of you rowing, and I’ll give you a TOTALLY FREE over-view check up of your indoor rowing technique.
Or book a 1 hour online video chat ($75) where I’ll work with you one-on-one to help improve your stroke.
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