By Andrew Carruthers, Editor-In-Chief. Photos by Soulby jackson (www.skjphotography.co.za)
Without a doubt one of the most well known physiques you’ll find on an SA stage, Carlos Nunes holds a massive 8 South African titles to his name and a ton of International accolades to boot. He has been training for 31 years and competing for 29. A true old school bodybuilder that knows no limits to his age defying legacy, Carlos Nunes is one of the most well respected South African athletes to ever grace the sport.
Full Name: Carlos Nunes
Lives: Meyersdal, Alberton
Trains: Premium Fitness Centre Meyersdal
Years Training: 31
Years Competing: 29
Federation of choice: IFBB Elite
Off-season weight: 105kg
Current Competitive Weight: 90kg
Most Notable Achievement/s to date: 3rd IFBB Elite Pro World Champs, Mexico Cancun
Shortlist of competitive highlights:
8 x IFBB SA Champ
4th Arnold Classic Africa Pro Debut 2018 – Open Div
4th Arnold Classic Africa Pro 2019 – U/90kg
5th IFBB Elite Greece Pro 2019 – Open Div
3rd IFBB Elite Pro World Champs, Mexico Cancun
What do you do for a living? Sales Manager
How do you split up your training days weekly? I train every day except on Friday.
Favourite body part to train? Legs
Favourite Exercise? Leg Press
Favourite Diet Food? Chicken and Rice
Best Cheat Meal? Domino’s Pizza
Other Interests, Hobbies etc? Riding my super bike
Future Goals: Short term and long term goals? Short term to win Arnold Classic Pro 2020 u/90kg / Long term Retire from bodybuilding healthy
Favourite International and Local athletes? International – Shawn Rhoden. Local – Marius Dohne
What motivates you? To be a better version of myself each time I step on stage
How do you stay motivated? My love and passion for the sport keeps me motivated, I always watch a lot of motivational videos and it keeps me wanting to do more and do better.
What do you believe to be your number one character trait that makes you successful in this sport? Most definitely discipline
What encouraging words do you have for up and coming athletes that look up to you? It’s not a race, take your time, and don’t be a great bodybuilder for a short period but rather be healthy and enjoy this sport for years to come regardless of age.
Famous Quotes you live by? Believe and you will achieve
Famous Last Words? Be kind, be humble – But whatever you do, be a BEAST!
For more information on Carlos check him out on:
Facebook: Carlos Nunes