Interview with disability powerlifting athlete Adam Alderman
Lives: Halstead, Essex
Adam competed at several sports at the world dwarf games and powerlifting was his best discipline so decided to pursue to further. He won a junior bronze at the world championships in Korea in 2006 and the European championships in 2005.
I'm Adam Alderman and I'm on the Great Britain powerlifting team.
Q How did you get into your sport?
A Started of at a young age doing it at the Dwarf Olympics and Games and I did pretty well, I got a world record in the Dwarf Games and Jason Irving who is also on the Great Britain team, he was lifting at the Dwarf Games and he advised me to come and do this, the coach took me on from there.
Q What do you enjoy most about it?
A Achieving your goals, because you always hit a point where you are struggling then when you finally get past that bit and lift, it's good - I enjoy it.
Q What does a typical day in your sport involve?
A Well I work all day and then I usually go to the gym on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, two hours at a time and then I have the competitions
Q How do you relax when you are not competing?
A Usually at home with the girlfriend and the kids and their quite hectic as well, the kids and chill out, watch Tele, chill out with friends.
Q What do you hope to achieve in your sport in the future?
A Obviously make the Paralympics - that's a big achievement in itself representing the country and hopefully get a medal.
Q What advice would you give to someone wanting to take up your sport?
A To train hard, obviously diets a big important factor because you've got to maintain the weight.