Age: 30 | Years Climbing: 17 | Day Job: Chiropractor
What are your climbing goals for the next year?
In the last few years I've incurred a few major injuries and had to shift my focus onto my business. This coming year I would like to be able to regain some strength and apply more direct focus to my climbing. It would be great to send a double digit boulder and put down some existing projects efficiently.
How would you describe your climbing style?
I'd call myself a power nugget. I am small and burly, I can do power moves, but not 20 in a row.
What is your favorite exercise? What is your most dreaded workout?
I L O V E deadlifts!! Squats are the enemy.
Where have you seen the most progress since you started training?
If I had to pinpoint one thing it would be holding lock offs on steep terrain. Overall I find since working with Gal I have been able to train while also being able to climb recreationally. While having time and energy to do both, I can pull through moves that were at one time a struggle and now are getting easier and easier.
Favorite crag snack?
Trader Joe's savory plantain chips.
What has life with Coach G been like?
Working with Galina has been great! It is hard to find a qualified coach who understands how to balance what an athlete needs and wants, along with their lifestyle. I appreciate that Galina can help me grow as a climber while adjusting my training as needed.
Summer shredding or winter bulking?
#lexibulks all the time
Would you recommend Parfenov Training to a friend?
Without a doubt.
What is your dream climb?
Happiness is a 110 Degree Wall at Millbrook in the Gunks