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2busy's Log


About me:

I am a 48 yo guy who has been through a bit in my life

When I was 15, I lost control of a motorcycle in a wet corner and struck a bridge pillar. I sustained major internal injuries (liver damaged, collapsed lung) broken arm, jaw, and ribs 6 weeks later, I was able to go back to school. Needless to say, no sports for my sophomore year it actually set the tone for no sports in high school.

I had another motorcycle wreck when I was 22 (you'd think I would learn...) where a car cut me off and I ended up landing on my helmet about 60 feet down the street. So now add a compressed vertebrae onto the list of injuries.

I started playing ice hockey for my mid-life crisis... It's a challenging sport involving strength and technical skill. And also can provide it's own dangers. Attached is the x-ray of my left leg after the doc's gave me a titanium upgrade in 2006. In case you were wondering, the boards on the rink do not give or flex at the ice level...

That was a defining moment for me. The doctors said I would have to use a cane for the rest of my life. Along with a vacation picture that made me realize I was not who I wanted to be.

I was able to jog through a 10K just over a year after the accident.

I started weight lifting when my oldest daughter entered a figure competition and I saw her compete in the Natural Nebraska 2007 event.

I was able to trim myself from 235 to 170, and I have put 20 lbs back on, but it's muscle instead of fat.

My main goals for lifting are to continue improving my strength, and to cut my body fat down to 10%.

I'm currently re-evaluating my lifting routine and will start posting this week my workouts.

Thanks for taking a look at what I'm doing!

Tom aka 2busy


I've already seen your action shots, so I can only guess how strong the lifts are.

That's really cool about your daughter.
And "Damn" at those injuries shudder
My grandfather got a bike for his mid-life crisis, and I'm not too ecstatic about it. Especially since he got in an accident too.

I hope you're sticking with 4 wheels on the road?


Well... I do have 2 wheeled vehicles, but they are all human powered. A Cannondale mountain bike set up as a triathlon training bike, a old Cannodale road bike, and a Softride Power V triathlon bike.


Saturday 4/9,Shoulders day.

Pullup, Lunge, Pushup (PLP)
10, 10, 10
Dumbbell Press
45x12, 55x10, 65x8, 65x6 (failed to clear 75 and 70 off my shoulders) right shoulder hurt
Lat Raises
30x12, 40x10 50x6, 50x6 (right shoulder pain)
Front Raises
20x12, 30x10, 40x8, 50x6
Rear Dealt machine
70x12, 90x10, 110x8, 130x6
Overhead Tri Extension
80x12, 90x10, 100x8, 110x6
Cable Pushdown
110x12, 120x10, 130x12, 140x10
Cable curl
80x12, 90x10, 100x8, 110x6
Barbell Curl
50x12, 60x10, 70x8, 80x1
20 minutes 3.6 mph Incline 10
10, 10, 10


Motorcycles are dangerous!

I've got a few scars. ti plates, and misplaced bones from them myself.

looks like you've had great progress so far. Keep it up!!


Sunday 4/10 Legs Day...

Warmup on Elliptical 10 mins L17 242 cals burned.
PLP 11,11,11 (PLP is Pullups, Lunges, Pushups)
Squats 155x12, 205x10, 245x8, 285x6
Straight Leg DL 135x12, 185x10 225x8, 275x6
Hip Sled 640x12, 730x10, 820x8, 910x6
Quad Machine 250x12, 270x10, 290x8 superset with
Ham Curls 70x12, 90x10, 110x8
Calf Raise 240x24, 270x20, 300x20
Walk 20 min, 3.6 mph, inc 6 260 cals 1.2 miles
PLP 10,10,10


Tuesday 4/11

Lunch time
PLP 11,11,11
Walk 20 mins 3.6 mph, Inc 10
PLP 11,11,11
Dumbbell Bench 65x12, 75x10, 85x6 - strained left forearm and walked away for the night.


Ah so you do PLP. Very cool

Your stiff leg DLs are crazy, strong work


PLP 2x 12, 12, 12
75 minutes Hockey Skills camp


Wednesday 4/13 Hockey day

PLP 13,13,13 12,12,12

80 minutes Hockey. 2 goals


Thursday 4/14 New Routine

I'm trying to focus more on a focus on my arms, along with trying to cut more.

So I'm taking a full body workout from Dave Draper's web site and combining it with Chad Waterbury's Targeted Compound Arm Training Article from here.

I have dropped another 5 lbs, trying to focus on protein intake to prevent muscle loss.

Lunch - PLP 13, 13, 13


Eliiptical L16 10 mins 202 cals 1.75 miles - felt flat could not hold L17 for more then a minute

PLP 13, 13, 13

Bicep Row 30x6, 30x12, 30x7
Tri Pushup 6, 12, 7 - used bench, will try Bosu ball next session

Dumbbell Bench 75x9, 70x11
Dumbbell Flys 30x12, 30x12
Lat Pull Down 200x12, 200x12
Seated Row 200x12, 200x12
Dumbbell Press 55x12, 55x12
Squats 155x12, 155x12 - trying to go as low as I can get
Dead Lifts 155x12, 155x12

Legs really hurt


Friday 4/15 Misc

Needed to do something. Needed to vent from what happened during the day.


PLP 15, 15, 15


PLP 12, 12, 12
Dips 20, 20, 17
Cable Tucks 140x20, 3 times.

Went out and treated myself to a 20 oz boneless ribeye with all the trimmings.

Down to 185 lbs




Saturday, 4/16 No time for training...

Still managed to get to do PLP.

15, 15, 15 13, 13, 13


Sunday 4/17 Well...

This didn't go well...

PLP 15, 15, 15

PLP 14, 14, 14

Bicep Row 40x6, 40x10, 40x9
Tri Pushup 6, 10, 9 - Bosu ball made it more fun :slightly_smiling:

Dumbbell Bench 70x12, 75x12
Dumbbell Flys 35x12, 35x12
Lat Pull Down 200x12, 200x0 --- massive quad cramp right leg... tried walking it off. massage.
could not put pressure on it
Seated Row 200x12, 220x12
Dumbbell Press 55x10, 55x12

Skipped legs. Quad hurt a lot.


Monday 4/18 Ouch...

Morning PLP 10, 10, 10
Lunch PLP 10, 10, 10

PLP 10, 10, 10
Spin 20 minutes L7 100 rpm 269 cals - trying to pump some blood through the quad and get it ready for hockey for the next 2 nights.
Cybex Ab crunch 90lbs x 30 reps
Stretch and sauna


Tuesday 4/19

PLP Morning 11,11,11 Lunch 10,10,10 After work 10,10,10

Hockey Skills camp 75 minutes


Wednesday 4/20

PLP Morning 11,11,11 Lunch, 11,11,11 After work 10,10,10
2x20 dips

90 minutes hockey, goal and a assist


What happened to your leg Hon? Just random pain or you hurt it during a leg session or hockey?


The quad just knotted up when I was doing lat pull downs... I got it worked out enough that I survived the two nights of hockey... The second night was my big concern, I had back to back skates. Well, 45 minutes on the first and then I had to go over to the other sheet of ice to skate with the team for the tournament.

The guys I normally skate with showed me their appreciation for me going to the other skate. I took a picture of it, lol