Name: Traci Karst


Birthdate: 6/28/74

Where are you from/where do you live: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job/School: Interior Design/Sales

Hobbies / Interests: working out, any outdoor activity

Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Friends, ER

Favorite Music: anything from country to hard rock, favorite is 80s rock

Were you always strong/athletic/muscular? Any childhood memories you can

share? I have always been the tomboy type and have always been involved in athletics

Athletic Background...sports played growing up softball, track, gymnastics, cross-country, cheerleading

When/Why did you start lifting weights started lifting november 2001

What empowers/motivates you as an athlete?: working to reach my full potential

What's your strongest muscle group, what do you consider your weakest?: strongest: legs, back and biceps. Weakest: chest

How do people, men in particular, react to you lifting weights and/or being

muscular?: reactions have all been positive

Have you ever been challenged in sports or in the weight room or in other

circumstances to prove yourself against a guy? Can you share any stories and

results of such experiences with us? I know I can leg press more than most other guys at the gym and that makes me want to work even harder

Any armwrestling experiences to share? I was approached once at a bar to armwrestle an undefeated chick

I won

What are your future goals in athletics and weight lifting? To go as far as I can naturally

Height: 5 4"

Weight: 140-145

BenchPress: 165 max

Bicep Curls: 50 lbs each arm for reps

Tricep Pushdowns: 135 on the cables

Dbell Rows: 145

Lat Pulldowns: 165

Squats: 275

Leg Press: 675

Deadlift: 275