Amber Sperling

Amber Sperling - PLANTBUILT.COM

Amber Sperling – PLANTBUILT.COM

Division you will compete in: CF

Age: 27

Height: 5’7.5”

Weight: 153#

City: Lansing, Mi

Years as a vegan: 5-6

Why you became a vegan: Health, and environmental benefits, which later transcended into a better form of living by limiting the amount of suffering occurring in the world.

History competing:
2015 CF Open 2142nd in world 150th in Central East Region 35th Michigan
2015 Naturally Fit Games -Team tied for 2nd
2014 CF Open 3657th in the world 259th in the Central East Region and 53rd in the state of Michigan
2014 Naturally Fit Games – Individual 2nd

What drives you to compete: I have a very competitive personality, and I am always seeking out an opportunity to challenge myself mentally and physically.

What do you see as the biggest advantages of being a vegan athlete: Fueling your body with proper nutrition, allows you to perform at your full potential. When you eat a clean plant-based diet you are in sync with your body, and can identify problems in your nutrition immediately. You don’t have to take a pill to fix these problems, rethink what you are putting in your body, eat to perform, don’t live to eat.

What types of supplements if any do you use?: Ground Based Nutrition’s Superfood Protein Smoothie, I prefer this shake because it’s an all-in-one, with a great source of protein, super greens, fiber, healthy fats, digestive enzymes, and vitamins/ minerals.

How would you describe your diet while preparing for a competition: Increased calories, monitoring of fluid intake, and eating every two hours.

Favorite food in your prep diet: any thing that is a carbohydrate, big fan of bagels.

How would you describe your training for a competition: Programming set-up to train in strength, endurance, and gymnastic skills.

Favorite exercises: Olympic Lifts

Strongest skills: cycling the barbell

How many hours a week do you spend training?: CF: 3-6 hours