Alex Vigneault

Who is Alex Vigneault?

I’m a professional Crossfit athlete, full-time cop and dad of two kids from Canada.I’m from Havre-St-Pierre, a small village 600 miles East of Quebec city.

Where did your fitness journey begin?

As a kid I was playing ice hockey since that’s THE thing in Canada. I really enjoyed to play hockey. I liked training for hockey too. Around 13 years old I incorporated some training during the summer to improve my hockey skills and stamina on the ice.When I got to college hockey became more like a hobby and it wasn’t competitive anymore.

That’s where I found Crossfit. I was using the Crossfit to improve my fitness but after my first Crossfit open, I realized I was kind of good at it.

What have you achieved in your sport thus far?

CrossFit Open 2017 3rd worldwide
CrossFit Open 2018 2nd worldwide

6 CrossFit Games qualifications

  • 2015 11th (rookie)
  • 2016 9th
  • 2019
  • 2021 8th
  • 2022
  • 2023

What is your favorite part about your sport?

I like the intensity and the complexity of the sport of Crossfit. It might look simple when you compare with other sports but there is so much technical things to learn if you want to be good at it.What would people be surprised to know about you?

Do you have a favorite dessert or cheat meal?

I love something salty especially pizza! Favorite desert Reese’s !

What Is something people would be surprised to know about you

My training partners are my police partners.

What has been your most memorable time as an athlete thus far?

In 2016, the first competition day at the games was at the Crossfit Ranch in Aromas,.

We took the plane from LAX without knowing where we were going. Ended up at the Ranch for a full day of competition. That was sick.

Tell us about some defining moments and what they have taught you or trying times you've been through

In 2017 I was well ranked after the open. I felt great physically. 2 weeks before the regionals I injured my pec during the practice of an event.

That’s where I started to look at my recovery/nutrition and movement mechanics. etc.

What's your diet look like and a day in the Alex Vigneaults Kitchen, any advice on what you have learned over the years

I follow the 80/20 rule for quality from september to march! When the season starts it gets more like a 90/20.

I don’t use macro or stuff like that.

Tell us a little about your training regimen - do you follow specific training program(s), coaching/coaches, etc.? How do you prioritize your training over other aspects of life to reach this level of competitiveness?

I follow Crossfit Mayhem template. I add some personal training on the side who target my weakness or specific area I want to work on.

What’s the biggest piece of advice that you’ve been given, that’s made an impact on you as an individual, that you wish to share with others for their journey?

More isn’t better when it’s come to volume. Quality training is always better over volume.

What are some of your goals for the year

This year i am competing on a team - which i am so excited about! My goal is to build a culture in our team that no matter win or lose we are fulfilled. As long as we give it everything for each other we can't ask for anymore.

Why did you choose Swolverine as your preferred supplement partner?

I train to win. That’s the mindset you need if you want to be competitive!

What are your favorite products to use from Swolverine?

There is great choices of supplement and flavours are great too! They have have everything i need pre , intra and post workouts!  Really happy to work with SWOLVERINE!


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