Sara Brubaker Erging

Benefits of Erging

Erging is one of the best cardiovascular exercises you can do. Once you have mastered the stroke the workouts can vary endlessly and cover all ranges of intensity. The thing that makes erging so beneficial is that it is a full-body exercise. You use your legs to drive, your arms to finish and your abs and back to stabilize your body. Using all of these muscle groups significantly increases the calories you burn when exercising.

Beyond muscle training, erging is essentially impact-free. There is no pounding or grinding of joints that occurs in other cardio such as running.

Erging, when done properly, also helps with flexibility because of the stretch in your hamstrings and hips.