Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson WSW 2018

I started training as a Strongwoman as a form of weight loss around 5 years ago and after being spotted as being crazy strong at my local strength and conditioning class, it was suggest I try a different sport. Intrigued, I decided to have a go at lifting weights. As a result of that decision in 2015, I have gone on to become Britain’s Strongest Woman 4 times, in November 2018 I travelled to North Carolina to compete in Worlds Strongest Woman and came away with that title too.

My journey has taken me from an amateur to a professional athlete and in March 2020, I competed at the Arnold Sports Festival where I set a world record deadlift of 282kg/621lbs!

My normal week would include 3 to 5 training sessions and I follow a high protein diet to enable me to grow quality muscle and train harder and for longer.

At home, I am a married mum of 2 beautiful girls and work as an Vocational Assessor at the local college.

This is an exciting time for me and the sport, I have seen so many women get stronger physically and mentally over the years and I regularly take the opportunity to visit local schools, events and host seminars to share my experiences and raise awareness of this growing sport for women.

I am a walking billboard for Sturdy, you can't miss me in the playground, in the gym or at a competition! Even my girls can spot a pair of Sturdies out and about now!

Andrea Thompson Worlds Strongest Woman

I started training as a Strongwoman as a form of weight loss around 2 years ago and after being spotted as crazy strong at a local strength and conditioning class I decided to have a go at lifting weights.

Truck Pull - Andrea Thompson Britain’s Strongest Woman 2018
Truck Pull at Worlds Strongest Woman  Andrea Thompson Britain’s Strongest Woman 2018

Andrea Thompson Yoke Carry

My favourite events are Yoke Carry and Log lift. At home, I am married and mum to 2 beautiful girls. I recently left my job to focus on training and family time, but still studying to be an NVQ assessor in my “spare time”.

Log Press at Worlds Strongest Woman  Andrea Thompson Britain’s Strongest Woman 2018
Log Press at Worlds Strongest Woman  Andrea Thompson Britain’s Strongest Woman 2018

Andrea Thompson - Sturdy By Design Ambassador

Over the coming months, I hope to beat the World record in the log lift and defend my title as Britain’s Strongest Woman. In September, I am going to Las Vegas to compete in my first competition as a Professional Strongwoman!

Yoke Carry at Worlds Strongest Woman  Andrea Thompson Britain’s Strongest Woman 2018
Yoke Carry at Worlds Strongest Woman  Andrea Thompson Britain’s Strongest Woman 2018

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