Alter Egos: Nick Taylor

By February 23, 2017 No Comments

Our finest investigative reporter uncovers the secret real life identities of people youโ€™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!

:: 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.

:: 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 โ€“ but not drinking games: “We donโ€™t really have drinking games in Canada. We just drink.”
:: Real Life Kryptonite: Choosing proper workout music. He prefers “smooth jams” ร  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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