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!
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.
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”.
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!