Coach Ivan Rojas is the only coach in the USA to use the "strategic direction system" - that is an empirically derived training system where your potential and results can be mathematically forecasted. Operationally, Ivan has deployed his methods on weightlifting students producing nationally and internationally ranked lifters.
Ivan has worked with athletes like: Maryam Usman, world championships medalist; Annie Thorisdottir, CrossFit Games Champion; Diego Salazar, Olympic Silver Medalist; Carlos Andica, 205kg clean and jerk at 85kg, Rocio Navarro of Panama, Lesbia Cruz of Guatemala, Neisi Dajomes of Ecuador (youth world champion), Elio Guerra of Cuba, Jessica Weissman USA (master world champion)etc etc
Ivan was also a coach of the 2010 USA Weightlifting World University Team which won 15 medals. Head Coach of Team Panama for Toronto 2015 and the2015 World weightlifting seniors.
Coach Ivan has over 25 years of weightlifting coaching experience. Ivan received formal training from the most reknown training systems in sport. Through Olympic solidarity, Ivan was able to compete or train behind the iron curtain and learn the training systems of Russia, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, and Cuba.
Coach Ivan is continuously in the pursuit of knowledge. Through his work with Risto Sports, he continues to have contact with national coaches of weightlifting powers such as Kazakhstan, training and working with elite international athletes.
In November 2015 the book Kazakhstan training system for elite athletes has been published worldwide.
Where to find Ivan Rojas online
Where to buy in print
Fundamentals of the Soviet System
by Ivan Rojas
The Soviet Weightlifting System and modern applications to the sport of weightlifting. Who should read this book? Everyone who wants to increase their weightlifting total!
Kazakhstan Weightlifting System for Elite Athletes
by Ivan Rojas
Before the 2008 Olympics, Kazakhstan had never won gold in weightlifting. The secrets of Kazakhstan’s success lie in four elements: gifted athletes, a big goal, government funding, and a good plan.This book will provide new insights into the programming of Master of the Sport level weightlifters in Kazakhstan. This information will help elite athletes reach new levels of performance.
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