Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people you’ve only ever seen in sweatpants for our documentary series ALTER EGOS. For this special CrossFit Games Open installment @spensermestel finds out a few things about Nick Taylor!
🏋 OPEN LIFE
:: Started CrossFit: May, 2014.
:: Years of CrossFit: 3.
:: First Open: 2016.
:: Favorite Open Workout: 16.5 (also last Friday’s workout): 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps of thrusters and burpees-over-bar. “It damn near killed me,” he says.
:: Open Superpowers: Snatches.
:: Open Kryptonite: No-repping other athletes. “If the person disagrees, do you have a conversation right there in the middle of the workout?” (Editor’s note: NO! The judge makes the decision about whether it’s a good rep or not, and if it’s not, the athlete does another rep!)
:: Wish For The 2017 Open: Seated Box Jumps.
:: Loves Most About The Open: The increased intensity.
🚶 REAL LIFE
:: Occupation: Software engineer.
:: Hometown: Ottawa, Canada.
:: Years in NYC: 9.
:: Origin Story: Nick moved here for a six-week contract and never ended up leaving.
:: Real Life Superpowers: Pub sports – but not drinking games: “We don’t really have drinking games in Canada. We just drink.”
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Choosing proper workout music. He prefers “smooth jams” à la Phil Collins.
:: You’ll Be Surprised To Know: As a teenager, Nick had a billiards coach and was on track to become a professional pool player. When he realized that he’d have to train six hours a day — and perhaps live in his parents’ basement indefinitely — he reconsidered.
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