01 Jan Tucker: Many thanks and a look back at 2017
2017 was a very interesting year. I learned a ton, made some progress physically, but probably made the most progress in my mentality and approach to bodybuilding.
First, a big shout out to the people I coached to compete this year. Whether it was a diet and training program or just diet for some of my PowerRackStrength team mates, I learned something useful from working with every one of you.
Next, the people that I had in my corner coaching me – Noel Fuller, Brian Carroll, Paul
Oneid, Craig Liebenson, Will Harris and all the others that offered little tips along the way. Noel was my main man for coaching this year, Paul and Brian helped with some form cues and tips on training, Craig helped me get healthy and Will has been awesome about answering little questions I have here and there and giving me some honest input when I needed it most.
Those that competed, as well as those that didn’t helped in what I think was my biggest step forward, which is slowing down the process and the way I look at bodybuilding, powerlifting, and competing in general. For me, bodybuilding has always had so much importance to me that those little anxious habits we all have when we put pressure on something start to come out. You start to worry about little stuff, want to change this and that because you’re afraid you won’t be ready etc. It’s been super helpful over the years to work with other people and have them go through the same mental challenges, and allow me to be the voice of reason in the situation. I’ve been able to take that and project it onto myself to help me chill out, trust the process, and have faith in what I’m doing because not only have I seen it work, but I’ve been behind the scenes making the decisions. After telling enough people “No, don’t change anything, you’re right on track.” Or making the small adjustments when they would rather make a huge change has helped me develop that voice that can say “If I were coaching me, what would I tell me?” Noel’s overall very chill demeanor helps complement that well and it allows me to just focus on what’s important – nailing the diet and training and I just leave the guesswork up to him.
So, to summarize… This log is just a very big thank to you everyone that helped along the way last year. I have a good feeling about 2018 and I’m looking forward to seeing it all come to fruition.
Happy New Years folks!