During this podcast Amy talks all about her love of fitness and how she came to take up the sport of powerlifting. To put this in context, Amy had never done any weight training before and had never even picked up a dumbbell! Five months later she had entered her first powerlifting competition.
Amy shares her journey from entering local competitions and progressing to the British Championships before taking on the European Championships where she gained the European Junior Bronze Medal.
Amy talks about the following:
What powerlifting is
What happens in a competition
How to overcome nerves and focus on what you're doing
Why having goals are important to helping you achieve
The difference between weightlifting and powerlifting
Why powerlifting isn’t recognised as a sport
Competing in the European Championships
How she overcame her nerves
What goes through her head when she lifts
How “mind over matter” works in powerlifting
Breaking the British Junior Record Squat
Rest & recovery
Nutrition- chicken & broccoli?!
Coping with training and university life
Why women should lift weights
Raising money to go to international competitions - Bake sales & selling t-shirts
Joining the Amy Army!
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“Don’t be scared of lifting weights!” - Amy Spencer
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