Amber Stephens - Powerlifter

Aaustralia teen record holder x2 teen world record holder x4

Author: Jonathan. L, owner - Models Observer
October 2017

1. Tell us about yourself and how long have you been powerlifting?

My name is Amber, I'm 16 and I've been Powerlifting since I was 15 so about 10 months.

2. How did you get into it?

I started lifting because I had body image issues and I wanted to become strong like all my guy friends I wanted to show them that I could beat them.

3. What are your best lifts?

Squat: 90kg Bench:45kg Deadlift:130kg @57kg.

|| Deadlift Day || Today was 105kg 3x5 and I'm honestly really happy that I could pull this number today because last week I could barely lift 100 for 3 reps. Nationals is only 7 weeks away ?? hoping to get that 140kg deadlift and break a world record, bring on the the next 7 weeks ????

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4. What is your lifting technique like and how did you develop it?

Lifting technique to me is important to me so I like to work on it a lot and always keep it consistent. I developed my lifting technique by have a focus on it, dedication and strive for it to be perfect.

5. How do you utilize your diet as a way to maintain your weight while increasing strength? What is your caloric intake?

Diet is very important to me so I like to eat foods that will give me a boost during training so that I can do my training to the best of my ability. I like to eat foods that have a lots of carbs and proteins in them and sticking to macros.

6. Please describe your daily/weekly training. Which muscles do you target to improve lifting?

I train 4-5 times a week and my training schedule looks like this Monday -heavy deads
Tuesday- light bench
Thursday- heavy bench and light deads
I like to have a focus on all my muscles because they all play a big part in how much you can lift and if one of them isn't working then your obviously not going to be able to lift as much.

7. Which lift is easier for you, and why?

Deadlifts are easier for me because it is my favourite lift and have always loved them and it's what I like to work on the most.

8. Tell us about some of your most memorable moments in powerlifting so far.

The most memorable moment for me in Powerlifting is my state competition when I bet the Australian record by 15kg. Another memorable moment was meeting all the wonderful people I have met along the way I have never seen people so supportive and caring.

9. How do you successfully grow your mental strength in addition to physical strength?

I grow mental strength by going every day and training even if I don't feel like it after a long day because I know that it will make me feel better in the long run. I also build mental strength by training to prove people wrong that I can lift this much.

10. What do you like doing away from powerlifting?

I don't really like doing anything else but Powerlifting. If I had to pick one thing though it would be hanging out with my friends and having fun with them.

11. What is your favorite motto/quote in life?

"If you want things to change, first you have to change" unknown.

12. Future goals?

To become one of the strongest female powerlifters in the world.

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