Andrea Thompson WSW 2018
Born 22nd October 1982, in Hitchin Hertfordshire
I started training as a Strongwoman as a form of weight loss around 4 years ago and after being spotted as being crazy strong at my local strength and conditioning class. Intrigued, I decided to have a go at lifting weights. I can now comfortably lift 250kg and I have my eye on the World Log Lift Record for 2019.
As a result of that decision in 2015, I have gone on to become Britain’s Strongest Woman three times!! More recently I travelled to North Carolina in 2018 to compete in Worlds Strongest Woman and came away with that title too.
My normal week would include training sessions 4 to 5 times a week 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.
In 2019 I will be competing in Columbus Ohio at the Arnold’s Sports Festival as a Professional Strongwoman, Europe’s Strongest Woman, as well having a go at breaking a few World Records. This is an exciting time for me and the sport so I am also planning to take this opportunity to visit local schools to share my experiences and raise awareness of this growing sport for women
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!