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Fundamentals of the Soviet System

The Soviet Weightlifting System


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Fundamentals of the Soviet System by Gwendolyn Sisto
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Who should read this book? Everyone who wants to increase their weightlifting totals! Learn how to write weightlifting training programs based on scientifically proven methods. Includes programming templates for every level of lifter; Beginners and Masters, Intermediate, National and International level. Get the most out of your hard training with the science-based, natural recovery methods revealed in this book. The methods presented are based on fact; the Soviet system methods have proven results. These sample programs are not based on internet rumors or opinion, they're based on the training and recovery of Russian athletes who repeatedly won olympic medals. This book can teach anyone with a basic knowledge of weightlifting how to program their training and how to recover. In effect, anyone with a basic understanding of the olympic lifts and safe weightlifting techniques can use this book to improve their weightlifting totals. This book is written such that all levels of weightlifters and coaches can get something out of it. And, the book covers standard programming terminology, explaining it in detail; this will help people new to the sport. It will also help coaches communicate with other coaches in the same universally accepted technical terms. This book also covers advanced topics which even very experienced coaches will find interesting and be able use to grow their knowledge.

Author Biography

Gwendolyn Sisto is one of the top 69kg weightlifters in the USA and has competed for Team USA on at least four occasions. She competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials. Gwen is also a Rocket Scientist. She holds a Masters of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. She has worked in the high-tech aerospace industry for over 10 years. She enjoys applying her scientific background to studying and improving training methods and technique. Ivan Rojas is a renowned coach and former international weightlifter. He has coached numerous National Teams in the sport of weightlifting. His record includes: - Coach of the 2015 Panama Pan Am Games Team - Coach of the 2010 USA World University Team, which won 15 medals (most successful team in last 30 years) - Coach of the 2014 13 and under USA Youth Women's Team - Coach of the 2015 Panama World Team He has studied weightlifting behind the Iron Curtain in the former Soviet Union, as well as Bulgaria, Cuba, and East Germany. He was the first American to ever be permitted into the Chinese National team training hall and study the training of their National team (most successful at the 2008 Olympics). He has studied in Kazakhstan, the most successful weightlifting team of the 2012 Olympics, and even lectured on training methodologies to Kazakhstan National Coaches.
Release date NZ
March 30th, 2017
8 Illustrations; Illustrations, color
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