Athlete Profile

Athlete: Carla Nunes da Costa

Carla Nunes da Costa's Profile Picture
174 cm
70 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad0
Sprint 400m0:00
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk80 kg
Snatch60 kg
Deadlift135 kg
Back Squat121 kg
Max Pull-ups0



How I Eat

I eat strict Paleo

How I Train

I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym

I have a coach who determines my programming

I incorporate workouts

My trainer is Bas Willemse from The Overload Principle @

My Athletic Background

I played professional sports

Sprint Kayaker back in the day

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

Crossfit FSF in Driebergen, The Netherlands

My Work/Rest Schedule

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

1-2 years


Athlete Coverage

The Africa Regional has come a long way since 2009, when it was held outside on a grass field. In 2014, it was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. “We had a pretty small rig...
Video, Posted Sat, 06.21.14
"Things can always turn around," Nunes da Costa said. It’s unlikely last year’s Africa Regional champion, Carla Nunes da Costa, will qualify for the regional in 2014 after being...
Article, Posted Thu, 03.27.14
“I want to teach the girls to roar! I want to see them grab that bar and embrace the roar!” My interview with Carla Nunes da Costa doesn’t feel like an interview. She fills it with...
Article, Posted Tue, 07.09.13
"We come from a war country, and we never give up." ~Carla Nunes da Costa View more photos here. Johannesburg is a City of Gold. At least that’s what we...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"I knew I had to win. If I didn't, there would be no coming back." It’s a time of change. The 2013 Africa Regional shifted from its traditional home on the Cape...
Article, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
A look into Day 2 of Regional competition in Africa, Australia, Canada East, NorCal and South Central. Nicole Christensen, Pat Sherwood and Rory McKernan have all the big stories here. 
Video, Posted Sun, 05.26.13
"I was looking forward to this event. I was confident ..." ~Beatrix Snyman         View more photos here. It was early afternoon and the crowd was eager for some high-speed action...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
"Long workouts are actually a mental thing."   A harvest moon waited patiently in the autumn air for the first athletes to arrive at the stadium, before making a...
Article, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
CrossFit Games analysts Rory McKernan, Nicole Christensen and Pat Sherwood are back for the second weekend of Regional competition. Watch as they delve into Day 1 of the five Regionals happening this...
Video, Posted Sat, 05.25.13
Only two teams remain after Day 1 in Africa. View more photos here. The events no one was waiting for — the burpee muscle-ups will be sending many teams home and...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.24.13