Alex Johnson


Hudson, WI


Minneapolis, MN




Mountain Biking

Causes I care about

Secondhand Hounds, Free the Chi

Do you collect anything?

Pint glasses and money from around the world.

What is your most unusual talent?

I can wiggle my ears.

What is the scariest thing you have ever done?

At first I was going to say something badass like free-soloing or doing a crazy downhill ride, but I think I’m going to go with moving home to become the head coach of the youth team at the gym where I grew up.

Why do you like working with Gnarly?

They’ve always been genuinely invested and supportive, and I love the products. They work exactly how I need/want them to.

Outside of your respective sport, what are you most proud of?

One time I surfed over the back of a shark.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


Who is your hero? Why?

I’m pretty into Serena Williams right now, for showing me that age doesn’t have to matter, and feeling old is just a feeling.

Any advice for aspiring athletes?

Try as hard as you can as often as you can, but REST when you need to.

I recommend…

Gnarly BCAAs and Whey Protein. I pair the BCAAs with the Whey Protein, so they’re combined into one product for me. Because they’re designed to compliment each other, I never take one without the other. BCAAs before/during training, Whey Protein after. On competition days I use Pre-Workout for the extra body boost and mental focus.

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