The biography, life, and accomplishments of Alex Cambronero
Classic physique is a growing division, and there are many top notch competitors that seem to get better and better each year. Among those competitors, and one that truly comes in embodying the image of gclassic physique, is Alex Cambronero.
Below is a complete breakdown of Alex Cambronero’s profile, stats, biography, training and diet regimens.
Full Name: Alex Cambronero (Classic Physique Bodybuilder)
|Weight||Height||Date Of Birth|
|Classic Physique||2010, 2020||Costa Rican|
Alex Cambronero Biography
Born in Costa Rica in 1982, Alex was a pleasant and friendly child. He was someone got along well with everyone at school, having a diverse group of friends, including rockers, rappers, and jocks from all backgrounds, including white, black, and Latino.
Alex began training at a young age, but it was not until 2011 when he would eventually step on stage, in the NPC.
Alex Cambronero Competition History
Alex Cambronero initially stepped on stage at the 2011 NPC Nationals, and it earned him a 10th place placing in the light heavyweight division. The 10th place placing did not stop him, as he continued training, dieting, and competing, and he surely progressed. Alex has been on the Mr. Olympia stage numerous times, which is the highest ranking competition in bodybuilding.
Over the years, Alex has built up quite the reputation in the classic physique division, with many competition under his belt. Let’s take a look at all of the competitions Alex Cambronero has participated in:
- 2011 NPC Nationals, Men’s Bodybuilding – Light-Heavyweight, 10th place
- 2012 NPC USAs, Men’s Bodybuilding – Light-Heavyweight, 9th place
- 2012 NPC Nationals, Men’s Bodybuilding – Light-Heavyweight, 7th place
- 2015 IFBB Tampa Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 2nd place
- 2015 IFBB Texas Pro “Wings of Strength,” Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 1st place
- 2015 IFBB Olympia, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 12th place
- 2016 IFBB Toronto Pro Supershow, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 1st place
- 2016 IFBB Olympia, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 10th place
- 2017 IFBB New York Pro Show, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 5th place
- 2017 IFBB Chicago Pro “Wings of Strength”, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 2nd place
- 2017 IFBB Vancouver Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 7th place
- 2018 IFBB Europa Dallas Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 1st place
- 2018 IFBB Olympia, Men’s Bodybuilding – up to 212 lbs, 8th place
- 2019 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro, Men’s Classic Physique, 1st place
- 2019 IFBB New York Pro Show, Men’s Classic Physique, 2nd place
- 2019 IFBB Olympia, Men’s Classic Physique, 6th place
- 2019 IFBB Yamamoto Pro Cup, Men’s Classic Physique, 2nd place
- 2020 IFBB Arnold Classic USA (PRO), Men’s Classic Physique, 1st place
- 2020 IFBB Olympia, Men’s Classic Physique, 4th place
- 2021 IFBB Arnold Classic USA Pro, Men’s Classic Physique, 2nd place
- 2021 IFBB Olympia Pro, Men’s Classic Physique, 6th plac
- 2021 IFBB Hurricane Pro, Men’s Classic Physique, 1st place
- 2022 Mr. Olympia, Men’s Classic Physique, 9th place
- 2023 Arnold Classic USA, Men’s Classic Physique, 3rd place
As you can see, Alex Cambronero is no joke. He may not be as well known as other classic physique competitors, but he certainly has a long list of shows under his belt. So, how does he train to stay competing at this level?
Training of Alex Cambronero
As you can probably imagine, Alex Cambronero does not get to the Olympia stage multiple times by moving empty barbells and light dumbbells. However, he does not go overly heavy either. Alex trains with pretty heavy weight, but also pretty high reps, keeping his sets between 8-12 repetitions usually.
In his recent video with Kamar Elgargni on the NPC News YouTube channel, the duo hit back together. This is a good example of Alex’s training, as he is shown utilizing a lot of old school exercises like pullovers, t-bar rows, and lat pulldowns, things that really build a good V-taper, which is arguably one of Alex’s strongest points.
Nutrition and Supplementation
Every experienced lifter will know, diet and supplementation is a huge part of bodybuilding, especially at the professional level. To continuously compete, you have to really focus on diet so your body can recover and grow to its full potential, and Alex clearly knows that.
While his exact diet and supplement routine is not available for public knowledge, Alex has stated that he does not eat much when it comes time to diet down for a show. He actually has had issues with consuming too many carbs for the final round of the 2020 Olympia.
Alex stated that he had tried something different to fill out, resulting in his stomach being bloated and gassy. He attributes the reason to overeating, as he does not each much at all when it is close to a show, then the day before the show he had eaten too much.
Alex is also sponsored by MegaFit Meals!
Outside of bodybuilding, Alex is married to Maggie Cambronero, who isa female IFBB Pro. Maggie is a successful bodybuilder in her own right, having placed 4th at the 2013 San Antonio Texas Pro. The couple first met at the Riddle Bar South Beach, and after sparks flew, they were married just two months later.
It is no doubt that Maggie has played a significant role in Alex’s success. Both being bodybuilders, it makes it much easier to meal prep and stick to a diet and training regimen when your partner is also living that lifestyle. She also is there to provide Alex with support and motivation throughout his career.
You may have noticed Alex has a slight tilt to his neck. At first glance, it may seem like a posture issue or a result of an injury, but it has a unique backstory. Alex has said that his head tilt actually resulted from an accident while racing BMX in his younger days. He attempted a backflip on his bike but unfortunately landed hard on his head, breaking his collarbone and fracturing his skull.
The accident had also damaged one of his optic nerves permanently. When Alex keeps his head straight, the damaged eye moves to the side, making it difficult for him to focus his vision. However, tilting his head to the side allows him to see clearly, which is a small price to pay for clear vision.
Overall, Alex Cambronero may not be the most well-known bodybuilder in the classic physique division, but he surely brings a complete package. He also is a seasoned veteran in bodybuilding, having many competitions under his belt.
Do you think Alex Cambronero will be a Mr. Olympia winner one day?