Amazon Bristol: 27-year-old worker to compete for the title of UK's Strongest Man

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He consumes about 6000 calories each day as he prepares for the competition

Luke Sperduti is a 27-year-old Welshman and Amazon worker in Bristol who will be competing this weekend (June 8 and 9) for the title of UK’s Strongest Man at the Vindico Arena, Cardiff.

Luke joined the company in 2020 and became an operations supervisor a year later. He recently receiving a promotion and will soon be taking up a new role in Swindon.

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Luke’s passion for powerlifting began when he spent almost five years in the Corps of Royal Engineers prior to joining Amazon. He left the army to focus his attention on becoming a strongman.

In 2023, he came third in Wales’ Strongest Man and Women and second in 2022.

After sustaining a knee injury last year, Luke has been focusing on his diet which consists of cereal, eggs, steak, pasta and Greggs, as he consumes around 6000 calories per day.

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Luke’s passion for powerlifting began when he spent almost five years in the Corps of Royal Engineers prior to joining Amazon. He left the army to focus his attention on becoming a strongman. In 2023, he came third in Wales’ Strongest Man and Women and second in 2022. Credit: ClearboxLuke’s passion for powerlifting began when he spent almost five years in the Corps of Royal Engineers prior to joining Amazon. He left the army to focus his attention on becoming a strongman. In 2023, he came third in Wales’ Strongest Man and Women and second in 2022. Credit: Clearbox
Luke’s passion for powerlifting began when he spent almost five years in the Corps of Royal Engineers prior to joining Amazon. He left the army to focus his attention on becoming a strongman. In 2023, he came third in Wales’ Strongest Man and Women and second in 2022. Credit: Clearbox | Clearbox

He said: “I’ve started eating A LOT of porridge. Every morning I’ll start with a big bowl to get the day going and keep me fuelled before I go to the gym in the morning. Then I’ll come home and eat a pack or two of tortellini pasta with a 1000-calorie protein shake.

“I prep about a kilo of steak or a kilo of chicken to eat over the days I’m in work. I’m eating 4 to 5 meals a day now which is about 6000 calories, and it’s going well. My weight is up and I’m feeling healthy!

“I suppose there is a good bit of pressure on me. It’s getting to the point now where every athlete is phenomenal. Out of the 12 competitors, six to eight have done professional shows. It’s getting big now and I just want to focus and get into those professional shows myself.

“I’m pretty sure I’m the strongest warehouse worker for Amazon UK, unless someone comes out of the woodwork and corrects me!

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After sustaining a knee injury last year, Luke has been focusing on his diet which consists of cereal, eggs, steak, pasta and Greggs, as he consumes around 6000 calories per day. He is considered by his colleagues as the strongest person working in a UK warehouse. Credit: ClearboxAfter sustaining a knee injury last year, Luke has been focusing on his diet which consists of cereal, eggs, steak, pasta and Greggs, as he consumes around 6000 calories per day. He is considered by his colleagues as the strongest person working in a UK warehouse. Credit: Clearbox
After sustaining a knee injury last year, Luke has been focusing on his diet which consists of cereal, eggs, steak, pasta and Greggs, as he consumes around 6000 calories per day. He is considered by his colleagues as the strongest person working in a UK warehouse. Credit: Clearbox | Clearbox

“I’d eventually like to get to compete at the World’s Strongest Man, but I’m not in a rush. I’m 28 this year, and I want to keep doing this well into my thirties. I have a long time to train and get to the top level.”

Salim Salim, Amazon’s delivery station manager in Bristol, commented: “I see Luke every day and I’d be surprised if he isn’t the strongest person working under a warehouse roof anywhere in the UK!

“We’re always cheering him on, and we’re all very supportive of his eating habits! Everyone here, and at Amazon all over the world, is wishing him Good Luck for this week’s event.”

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