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Famous Athletes that have worked with Risto Sports

Because you asked, here’s a list of famous athlete’s who have trained at Risto Sports with Coach Ivan Rojas:
Annie Thorisdottir, CrossFit Games Champion
Diego Salazar, Olympic Silver Medalist, weightlifting
Maryam Usman, Bronze medalist at Weightlifting world championships
Carlos Andica, weightlifting Pan Am Record holder, 205KG clean and jerk at 85kg
Johnny Andica, weightlifting Pan Am Champion
Luz Mercedes Acosta 5th in the Olympics, weightlifting
Gwendolyn Sisto, US Olympic Trials, weightlifting, 5th World University Championships
Lesbia Cruz, Guatemalan National Team, weightlifting
Javier Castillo, Guatemalan National Team, weightlifting

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Iron Man magazine -Risto Sports

Risto Sports is highlighted in the August issue of Iron Man Magazine. Dr Herrera, the Risto Sports Technical Director, is paraphrased by Charles Poliquin in this issue. Also, his photo appears at the Risto Sports April Seminar with the Dr. This seminar DVD is available on our website – www.ristosports.com — under training materials.

Iron Man magazine is a mainstream Bodybuilding/strength magazine that can be found in most newstands, including stores such as Walmart.

Live From Japan- Risto Sports aids Tsunami victims & weightlifting

Coach Ivan Rojas of Risto Sports (USA 2010 World University Team Assistant Coach) had the honor and privelege to aid relief workers in Japan. Coach Ivan was scheduled to give seminars at in Japan prior to the Tsunami.

After the Tsunami hit, Ivan was resolved to continue his trip. More importantly, through wieghtlifting Ivan was determined to do something positive for the Tsunami victims.

Ivan volunteered to unpack, sort, and repack food supplies in Tokyo. He stated, “the problem is not lack of food and supplies, it is volunteers to sort and distribute” food and supplies to the survivors.

Ivan also contrasted his experience to volunteer work he had done in US corporate settings:unlike past volunteer experiences, his volunteer work in Tokyo was hard work, physically and emotionally taxing. However, like all arduous tasks, Ivan found the experience to be life changing and humbling. Many of the locals showed Ivan gestures of respect such as bowing, noting that they were thankful for a foreigner to come to Japan and volunteer.

Finally, Ivan gave seminars at CrossFit Chikara and the Kyoto University Team. He is donating proceeds to Tsunami relief charity.

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Inside the Chinese National Team

As many of you know, China has dominated the sport of weightlifting in the last 15 years. Their entire women’s team won individual gold medals at the last 3 Olympics.
The Risto Sports staff took it upon themselves to learn from the source on this fantastic training system.

Behold, Coach Ivan Rojas, first American to film inside the national team’s training Center:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXxOcHrnq8c

2010 Olympic Day at Risto sports

As part of the USOC’s Olympic Day celebration, Risto sports will celebrate with an Open workout and seminar on Cuban training system on June 23, 2010 at 6:30PM.

The event will be held at the Risto Weightlifting Academy at CrossFit Portsmouth :
953 Islington St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Come by for a free workout and seminar!

From USOC.org “Olympic Day, held annually on June 23 is celebrated by thousands of people, in more than 160 countries. Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but an international effort to promote fitness and well-being in addition to Olympic ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. “