Don’t be fooled by the slender, innocent looking blonde, Galina Parfenov, who runs the dainty sounding website, “Climberina.” This girl is PURE muscle, passion, and dedication to climb and to climb hard. Galina is an absolute machine when it comes to training. And her training is paying off…big time.
Wednesday Galina released her second training video (above). We’re psyched on her video, not only because she effortlessly demos each and every part, but also because she offers creative modifications if you can’t, say, do a 1 arm pull-up, or need some help getting to the next rung on your campus board. However, what makes us most psyched on Galina is her openness in acknowledging where she started and how much she has accomplished – all which she attributes to her training (there’s still hope for us!). While still a noteworthy achievement in my book, it took Galina two years to send her first V4. It was her own passion and commitment that allowed her to persevere 6 years later on her first V11 (Gusher). Rather than make excuses if the ABS Finals didn’t go her way, Galina sees each comp and session as an opportunity to identify and train her weaknesses (although at this point, I’m sure it’s getting hard for her to identify “weaknesses”).
In her video she shares workouts for the campus board, including working power endurance and a little something she calls “Rapid Fire”. She demos using a pulley system for 1 arm pull ups, dead hangs, negatives, and frenchies. In the last section, she moves onto her core workout where she utilizes a suspension trainer. We don’t want to give away all her training tips, so give her video a look and get your training on! We’ll get a report out soon on how Galina’s training is going 😉
Climb and train on! ~Cate