ESC - Strength training, group fitness, personal training


Eastside Strength & Conditioning offers group training and workouts as well as individualized personal training services for all fitness and experience levels. 

Established in 2005, ESC is located in downtown Bellevue, Washington, just off Interstate 405.

Strong play

In honor of Sean's birthday, Friday evening's workout was a strongman-style event, with an added metabolic boost at the beginning, courtesy of our Concept2 rowers.

For time:

1. 1000-meter row.

2. Plate carry - Move about 450 pounds of bumper plates from one end of the gym to the other. With a 60-pound D-ball cherry on top.

3. Farmer's walk, 100 pounds per hand, out across the parking lot and back into the gym.

Clock stops.

4. For reps: Fat-bar overhead push-presses or jerks, with about 100 pounds on an Apollon's Axle bar.

Just getting that devil of a bar up to the rack position for pressing was a mighty big challenge for some of us.

One minute rest.

5. For reps: Lift a 130-pound sandbag from the floor to the platform and back down.

Everything was scalable to individual strength and ability.

Much fun was had by all (except maybe the slightly horrified chiropractor observing from the sidelines). Way to hang with the heavy stuff, y'all—and to get over your fears of it, for some of you.

You'll have a chance to do more of this kind of thing if you want (and pull a big red bus!) this summer at the Mt. Rainier's Strongest Man contest (and all-around good time) down in Sumner, WA. It's a fantastic event and fundraiser hosted by our friends at Rainier CrossFit on July 21, 2007.