Member of the week - Karen Medcalf

Age: 32

Where are you from: Wilton

What is your occupation: Supermarket Operations

Do you like Kebabs: Chicken with cheese and garlic/chilli sauce

What were your lifts when you started: 1/4 Squat 100kg/ATG Squat 55kg's Deadlift 90kg
Never benched previously

What are your lifts now (Squat, Dead and Bench): Squat 97.5kgs @ Nats, Deadlfit 117.5kgs Bench 55kgs

Do you compete in lifting: Yes

What is the most important thing you have learnt at PTC: If you are changing your form
or technique, try the lift with a light bar first - Avoid injury!

Why do you train at PTC: Good environment for lifters, can always get a spotter, good range of equipment

How many curls can you do: This is a trick question, right?

Where did you train before PTC: Fitness First Campbelltown

Why did you change from your previous gym: FF was too busy, squat racks were't useful for PL training, PTC environment was more family-like.

Can you briefly describe your average daily meals:
IF fasting
1pm 150g Chicken, 100g of Broccoli, 50g Brown Rice
4pm Rice cakes and Tuna
7pm 150g Beef + veges
10pm Protein Shake
Training days additional pasta/cookies

What do you do outside of PTC: Motorbike riding, outdoor trekking, gardening, baking, Bunnings.

What are your goals: 115kg Squat, 60kg Bench, 125kg Deadlift, become a coach, inspire more females into lifting competitively.

If you didn’t spend all your time at PTC, you would be: I don't spend enough time there! LOL

Name one thing you would add/subtract/change about PTC: The toilet seat in the upstairs toilet needs to go! More crossfit. A Vending machine for soft drink and chocolate.

PTC Perth Dead-lift comp 105kg