Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: GHRs, Fat Scales for Kids, Comcast Sucks!

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I’m kind of short on time this morning – namely, because yesterday I spent half the morning on the phone with Comcast trying to figure out why both our internet and cable keep cutting out only to be directed to their automated voice system like four times. 

Me:  Hi, our cable and internet isn’t working…….again.

Comcast:  I’m sorry to hear that, do you want us to refresh the signal?

Me:  No, I want you to jump into a shark’s mouth.

Comcast:  Well, Shark Week does start this week on the Discovery Channel, I’ll get right on that.

We’ve been in this apartment for about six weeks now and I think in total, I’ve called Comcast at least twelve times complaining about service – literally calling every other day.  One day the cable is “skipping,” and the next, our internet is painfully slow and/or our network is down or limited to local access only (whatever the hell that means).  Regardless, I’m about ready to scissor kick someone in the pancreas.

So, while I was supposed to spend the majority of yesterday catching up on work and other shenanigans, instead, I spent half of it on the phone with freakin Comcast. 

Nevertheless, I realize I didn’t blog yesterday, and I’m being a lamo today and just posting some cool things to check out, but assumimg I’m not throwin in jail when the Comcast guy gets here this morning, I’ll have some stuff up tomorrow.

I hate my life!

Glute Ham Raise:  Instruction and Common Mistakes – Zach Moore

Without question, the glute ham raise is a fantastic movement to help build a strong and aesthetically pleasing posterior chain.  Thing is, though, it’s often butchered by many trainees and what they end up doing is anything but.  Here, Zach – of IFAST – gives the lowdown on how to perform it correctly.

Attention Ladies:  Here’s PROOF That Lifting Heavy Weights Will NOT Make You Big and Bulky – JC Deen

A few weeks ago, JC wrote a phenomenal post on the marketing ploys (read:  straight up shadiness) of the mainstream fitness industry (magazines) to get women to “think” that all they have to do is lift those cute, little pink dumbbells in order to get fit.  Here, JC proves that training like a girl is anything but pink dumbbells.

Horrifying New Product Alert:  Body Fat Scales For Children – Dr. Yoni Freedhoff

The good doctor hits the nail on the head here.  Rather than shame our kids into losing weight, how about actually taking the time to make them nutritious foods?


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  • Mike A

    Comcast is the devil. I have to reset my modem at least once per day.

    August 3, 2011 at 7:46 am | Reply to this comment

  • John

    Limited to local access means your computer can talk to your router, but your router is not talking to the internet. Could be a faulty router but could be something more serious; you should find out if other comcast users in your building are having issues as well.

    August 3, 2011 at 8:30 am | Reply to this comment

  • Tony Gentilcore

    @ John: yeah, it seems that would be the case; but EVERY time the technician comes out, he says he'll defer to his supervisor but then NOTHING gets done. It sucks. What's worse is that both FIOS and RCN are not available in our neighborhood, so we're pretty much stuck with Comcast. If we have to, we may just ditch Comcast (and thus cable), and just go with Verizon High Speed Internet. Thanks for the input!

    August 3, 2011 at 8:54 am | Reply to this comment

  • Jay

    I recommend switching to RCN if you can. It is cheaper, *far* better customer service, and the actual service so far has been great.

    August 3, 2011 at 10:52 am | Reply to this comment

  • John

    Verizon FIOS is fantastic. But if you have to with DSL, there are lots of better companies than verizon. Way better service and as fast or faster and cheaper. They run their own backbone, but piggeback the verizon line from your place to the street.

    August 3, 2011 at 11:00 am | Reply to this comment

  • Thomo

    Tony great post on the ladies training. I should print that out and staple it to the forehead of every douchebag guy in my gym whose training consists of bicep curls, cable crossovers and grunting!!!

    August 5, 2011 at 7:02 am | Reply to this comment

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