Alessandro Vigo has been involved in the process behind 12 World appearances (3 medals); 26 International appearances in between Asia and Europe (6 medals); More than 80 National appearances (25 medals). Anyway, what really makes him proud about his coaching career are the 100+ Personal Best he helped to achieve.
Alessandro Vigo (1985) is an Italian Strength and Conditioning Professional specialised in Metabolic Assessment and Performance Analysis with more than a decade of experience in professional Track and Field Coaching; a true believer in analysis and data-based training. The passion for Athletics took him through a long journey across the globe, from China to United States of America passing through Middle East to finally settle down in wonderful Spain.
Track gave him a solid path to follow and mature onto, as an athlete as well as a person. Upon his retirement from professional Track & Field in 2006, Sports showed him how gratifying is to make people better at what they practice, sharing knowledge and field experience. He began his coaching career in 2007 at ASD Atletica Strambino where he coached children from the ages of 4 to 12. Since then it has been a very long way having the precious possibility to travel and be exposed to the most different training methods and approaches.
An incredible step ahead in his coaching career is represented by the months spent in Phoenix (AZ) USA where he matured full confidence in interacting and coaching world class athletes. There he has been interning in Altis working side by side with renowned coaches Dan Pfaff, Stuart Mc Millan and Andreas Behm. At the same time he had the possibility to be close to world class athletes as Andre De Grasse, Aries Merritt, Ameer Webb, Ella Nelson, Queen Harrison, Paul Dedewo, Fernanda Mackenna, Melaine Walker, Schillonie Calvert, Mikel Thomas and Jamol James to mention a few. Since his return to Europe, he has been mentoring and coaching several athletes at international level, including Paralympic athletes that showed him a new shade of this amazing Sport.
His academic background gave him confidence in actual coaching thanks to a solid knowledge in the field of Physiology, Biomechanics and Sport Psychology that has been finally put in practice in his job experiences. The testing laboratories where he has been working made him confident in metabolic assessment with the most different kinds of population using on daily basis the most advanced apparatus such as Parvo® TrueOne 2400 Metabolic Cart, Monark® Exercise AB 894E Peak Bike, Cosmed® Bod Pod and the full Woodway treadmill family.
Now that he is happily settled here in Spain he is working as Lead Coach for the categories SUB16/18 (Sprints, Jumps and Throws) at A.D. Marathon and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Global Agent Tennis Academy in Madrid.
I really like to think about myself as an active part in the developing process of a new generation of successful athletes, always willing to learn more from the all them and at the same time to share whatever might be of interest from my past experiences because #SharingIsCaring.