“Dabo” this and a “Dabo” that

QIC: Whittler
Date: 01/09/2019
PAX: Candu, Fabio, Fissure, Geek Squad, Loan Shark, Mr. Clean, Prosciutto, The Count (Respect), FNG-Magnum, FNG-She Shed, FNG-U-Turn
AO: Lions Den


Cool as the other side of the pillow.  38 degrees

The Disclaimer

Properly disclaimed since 23% of the attendants were new.  Also disclaimed that I am not a Clemson grad.


Began with a nice mosey lap, stopping every 100m to do 4x4s (5, 4, 3, 2 reps)
4×4 x 1
Slow single count SSH x 16
3rd grade exercises x 16
Windmills x 8
The Dabo (pelvic thrust) x 16
Sabans (slow bend over stretch) x 8
SSH medium speed x 16
Arm circles both directions x 16
Seal clap x 16
Moroccan night club x 8
Prosciutto’s Gold Chain x 16
SSH fast x 16
Plank x 16
Mountain climber x 16
Plank Jack x 16

The Thang

Given the events earlier in the week, I felt it necessary to pay homage to William Christopher Swinney, better known as Dabo
D:  dips x 22 IC (44 total)
step up the stairs
A:  ATMs – 16 shoulder taps, 14 slow merkins, 14 fast merkins (44 total without stopping)
Step up the stairs
B:  Bar hang with pull ups x 2 rounds
Step up the stairs
O:  Ollie North up the stairs (partner carry)
Each pax took their own step and did Alligator merkins over about 20 yards
Back to the track for mosey, stopping at West End for Plank Compass and the East end for Ring of Fire with Flutter Kicks
Dr. W x 5
LBCs x 20
Pretzel Crunch x 8 each leg
Hollywood x 8 each side
Plank x 5
Pickle Pounders (or the Rammer Jammer) x 8


Regardless of school affiliation, I think we can all learn something from Dabo.  In the midst of all the hoopla and excitement surrounding winning his second “Natty” in 3 years, Dabo took time in his post game interview to give credit where credit was really due:  to Jesus.  He was asked about the “joy of the moment” and he responded by stating that “joy comes from focusing on Jesus rather than yourself” and “it’s simply the grace of the good Lord to allow us to experience something like this.”  F3 really embodies this idea on focusing on someone other than yourself and if Dabo can do it on a stage like that, with millions watching, we should be able to do it in our everyday lives.  The grace of our Lord gives us the ability to survive and thrive each and every day and for that we should all be thankful.


There was a lot of good MC this morning.  Fissure floated around on his Cloud 9, mentioning “The Natty” (which only Clemson fans seem to say).  We had a discussion about the equestrian teams of South Carolina and Auburn.  Fissure almost got abducted but was actually just helping a kid find their shoes.  We once again struggled through FNG naming. 


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