Athlete Profile

Athlete: David Levey

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CrossFit Algoa
CrossFit Algoa
178 cm
202 lb


Filthy 500:00
Fight Gone Bad456
Sprint 400m0:50
Run 5k0:00
Clean & Jerk145 kg
Snatch120 kg
Deadlift215 kg
Back Squat200 kg
Max Pull-ups60


I discovered CrossFit in June/July of 2011 and knew that I wanted to open an affiliate. I am a Biokineticist (since 2001) and I have always had a massive interest in health, functional fitness and sport. I am a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the founder of Carlson Gracie Africa, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. With my history, I was drawn to the CrossFit lifestyle and way of “doing things”. I attended the September 2011 CrossFit Level 1 Certification and started CrossFit training in November 2011, when my Affiliation for my 1st Box, CrossFit East London, came through. I opened my 2nd Box, Algoa CrossFit in May 2013 and have recently merged with TRF to form CrossFit TRF Algoa. I am currently the head strength & conditioning coach for the EP/Southern Kings rugby. I love seeing how CrossFit changes peoples lives for the better! Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible". Major Events: (2012) The Open – Reebok CrossFit Games 2012 - 1st place; Africa Regionals - Reebok CrossFit Games - 1st place; 36th at the Reebok CrossFit Games 2012; (2013) The Open – Reebok CrossFit Games 2013 - 1st place; Africa Regionals - Reebok CrossFit Games - 1st place; 32nd at the Reebok CrossFit Games 2013; (2014) The Open – Reebok CrossFit Games 2014 - 7th place


How I Eat

I weigh and measure my food

I eat 1-3 full cheat meals per week

How I Train

I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate

I incorporate workouts

I write my own programming

I record my workouts

My Athletic Background

I played youth or high school level sports

I played college sports

I played professional sports

I regularly play recreational sports

My Experience With CrossFit

I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)

I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course

I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit

I train other people

My Work/Rest Schedule

I do multiple workouts in a day 3+ times a week

I typically rest 4 or more days per month

How long have you been doing CrossFit?

2-4 years


Athlete Coverage

Wilna Appel and Neil Scholtz sit in 1st place after Day 1.      Men Event 1   1. Neil Scholtz (4.51.00) 2. Christian Oman (4.54.00) 3. Nicholas...
Article, Posted Fri, 05.04.12
Find out who's competing at the 2012 Africa Regional. The Africa, Asia, Mid Atlantic and South West regions will take on the brutal 2012 Regional Workouts May 4-6 for Week 2 of Regional...
Article, Posted Mon, 04.23.12
"I have always had a massive interest in health, functional fitness and sport. I was therefore drawn to the CrossFit training, lifestyle and way of doing things." The most that is known...
Article, Posted Fri, 04.20.12
The growth in the Open competition in Africa was incredible. It more than doubled compared to 2011. The 2012 CrossFit Games Open proved to be a significant event in the lives of many African...
Article, Posted Fri, 03.30.12
Danie du Preez and Jason Smith have been at each other's heels throughout the Open. They finished 12.5 tied in 2nd place. The 2012 CrossFit Games Open ended with the same final workout of...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.26.12
A 17-year-old from Johannesburg's West Rand not only outperformed his fellow African competitors, but was also the only Africa Regional athlete to complete a full round. Open Workout 12.4...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.19.12
The names at the top of the Leaderboard were still familiar in the Africa Region. After the no frills burpee challenge of workout 12.1, and the technical, but heavy 12.2 snatch workout,...
Article, Posted Mon, 03.12.12
The format of the workout demanded that athletes were not only proficient at the snatch, but also have an ability to move a large volume of heavy loads. More than five million burpees...
Article, Posted Tue, 03.06.12