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.


Rope climbing - CrossFit Eastside

Climbing, pulling, and swinging movements focus on large muscle groups, develop grip and forearm strength, and improve both external object and body control, and thus have broad functional application to other forms of exercise, work, and sport (rock and ice climbing are just two of the most obvious examples).

The kind of “lifting” involved in body-pulling movements such as rope climbing and pull-ups complements the hip- and trapezius-oriented pulling movements we do in the deadlift and Olympic lifts. The type of pulling required to pull the body against gravity or other resistance toward the hands—and in moving and lifting the body while hanging—engages different muscles in different ways, making the lats, posterior deltoids, chest, and biceps the prime movers.

For more, see the CrossFit Journal issue on macroclimbing from 2004.