Want to lift with the best in the world from all over the world? Well, come on down to Risto High Performance Training Center!!
This week, Luz Mercedes Acosta of Mexico, Jonny Andica of Colombia, and Lesbia Cruz of Guatemala graced us with their presence. For our new lifters, this was an awesome opportunity to see a fantastic display of power and technique.
Seeing a woman with 12% bodyfat toy with 90kg snatches is incredibly motivating. Seeing a 77kg lifter snatch double bodyweight for reps was also incredibly motivating. It is an eye opening experience, to see that, yes, lifting huge weights is possible!
For those who missed the action, we uploaded new videos on our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/zaurbor?feature=mhee
We also had some up and coming National level lifters make a surprise entrance:
Risto Sports proudly welcomes the addition of Tony Blanksteen to our staff — AKA “Tuba Tony”. Tony joins our Team in the office and on the platform. Tony will be persuing his weightlifting dreams while working for Risto Sports.
Tony is a classically trained Tuba player and has a Master’s Degree in Music from UMASS Amherst. Tony’s professional experience aslo includes teaching music at public schools. We really look forward to the professionalism that Tony will add to our customer service team.
More importantly, Tony will be training twice a day under the coaching expertise of Ivan Rojas. Ivan fully anticipates Tony to sky rocket in his results. (Risto sports exists for athletes, when lifting is on the same level as work, our products get better as we understand the athlete’s needs better).
We are happy to help an athlete train fulltime while improving the Risto Sports operations.
FYI: Tony welcomes any classically trained Tuba player to challenge him on his claim as World’s Strongest Tuba player
48 Kg Class Total
1.- Yeni Alvarez 160kg
2.-Luz Julio 154kg
3.-Roxana Osorio 148kg
53 Kg Class
1.-Rusmerys Villar 188kg
2.-Margarita Mercado 188kg
3.-Luz Restrepo 173kg
58 Kg Class
1.-Jackelina Heredia 219kg
2.-Ana Lemos 202kg
3.-Elizabeth Martinez 159kg
63 KG Class
1.- Lisa Rivas 220kg
2.-Darly Sanchez 197kg
3.-Stefania Munoz 179kg
69 Kg Class
1.-Mercedes Isabel 236kg
2.-Nissida Palomeque 234kg
3.-Daniela Hernandez 179kg
75 Kg Class
1.- Ubaldina Valoyes 252kg
2.-Sandra Perea 209kg
3.-Leonelis Teheran 174kg
1.-Yessica Solis 235kg
2.-Yorelis Iriarte 205kg
3.-Edy Johana Puentes 155kg
56 Kg Class
1.-Francisco Mosquera 264kg
2.-Habib DeLas Salas 264kg
John Jairo Serna 236kg
62 Kg Class
1.-Diego Salazar 294kg
2.-Oscar Figueroa 292kg
3.-Francisco Gamboa 271kg
69 Kg Class
1.-Doyler Sanchez 310kg
2.-Edwin Mosquera 307kg
3.-William Alvarado 301kg
77 Kg Class
1.- John Villacuero 335kg
2.-Gabriel Mena 332kg
3.-Hugo Montes 325kg
85 Kg Class
1.- Carlos Andica 354kg
2.-Antonio Valencia 329kg
3.-Juan F. Ruiz 327kg
94 Kg Class
1.- Wilmer Torres 353kg
2.-Yenier Caraballo 320kg
3.-Juan Murillo 293kg
105 Kg Class
1.- Jose Ruiz 355kg
2.-Cristian Hurtado 346kg
3.- Cesar Arboleda 340kg
1.-Freddy Renteria 392kg
2.-Jose Nieva 350kg
3.-Jose Solis 316kg
LG prepares forher next meet, the “Beast of the East”.
Notice her high level of technique, even at 8 years old. At this age, exquisite technique — not loading– is of utmost importance.
“What is the Risto Trainer? And how is it different from Risto Lifting shoes?” you may ask.
Here are the short simple answers:
What is the Risto Trainer?:
This is a leather shoe with a solid rubber heel and sole. The heel is flat– this is perfect for wide stance deadlifts, running, jumps, double unders, burpees, etc… The toe is also designed to be resistant to doing burpees.
order here: http://www.ristosports.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=117
How is it different from other shoes on the market?:
Quality!!!! I have seen those $100 dollar shoes that wear out after 3 months. Ok, these will wear out too, but I think they will last a bit longer than soft, nylon/plolymer shoes with soft rubber soles.
Stability — we are using a much harder rubber than any of the flat sneakers or low heel deadlift trainers (ie EVA is softer than rubber).
Do I still need weightlifting shoes?:
Yes, if you want to have any chance at maximizing your lifting potential, then you actually need weightlifting shoes. Have you ever seen a pit crew in NASCAR — they have specialized tools for each operation, hence making them incredibly efficient and effective. You need the right shoes for the right job. Wearing a “sort- of- crossfit- Oly -lifting -but -not -really- shoe”, will only give you sort of good results.
Finally- SAFETY and Injury Prevention! Weighlifting shoes are a must to protect yourself when doing maximal lifts. Lifting has the lowest injury rate at the Olympic Games — I think this also has somethign to do with the fact that even lifters from the poorest countries wear lifting shoes with a solid wood heel.
Do the best thing for your Lifts and your body.
What is the Risto Combo:
Right now, you can get 1 pair of trainers and one pair of white thunders for $175. Yes, this is a sale price. Yes, we do not guarantee how long we will be in production with either shoe, so best to buy it now. Yes, the trainers are on a presale, now, so its a 6 week lead time. These shoes take a bit less time to make since the heel is rubber.
Gwendolyn Rojas, our youngest, undefeated lifter was featured in the Daily Stamford for her best Junior lifter performance at the Connecticut Open. You may see the article and photo here:
LG trains really hard. 6 days a week she does an expertly designed program. The results carryover into everything, including school and even fishing with her grandparents.
Keep up the determination and great attitude LG!
Come to Risto Sports at :
384 HL Dow Highway
Eliot, ME 03903
(see google maps for exact location, most other programs and GPS have wrong location)
We are 1 hour north of Boston.
From 8-5 on SAT the 13th, Dr Herrera will teach you how to write a weightlifting program Soviet Style. Like I always say, if you’re going to learn something, you should learn from the best. We can all sharpen our skills to reach a new level of greatness. Life is all about continuous improvement, so instead of re-inventing the wheel, learn from the best and build on it.
Did I mention this is also 2 miles form the Portsmouth Airshow in Portsmouth, NH and the Maine barb b que fest in Eliot, ME. In other words, you have at least 2 other excuses to spend the day or weekend in Maine!!!
Pricing is 15% off $125 or reduced price of $106.25 for online orders:
Check out some of our athlete’s awesome performances on youtube at this past weekend’s Connecticut Open. This included the meet kicking-off with the World’s Strongest 7yr old girl and closing with the World’s Strongest tuba player. We also won the Open women’s competition, see Lesbia Cruz doing 108kg as a 63kg
Thanks to your support. In the last few months we have expanded rapidly. This includes hiring staff from our local community (our contribution to the “economic recovery”).
In response, we are broadening the number of sources, around the world, to make the shoes. Always, when certifying a new source, we do our best to ensure that all shoes are made in reasonable working conditions with reasonable pay for all workers (ie no sweat shops). And, of course, that high quality materials are used.
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.