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Posted: 18 May 06, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have always wondered if freddie worked out during the 80's as he's obviously far better built than he was in the 70's.


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Posted: 18 May 06, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeh, deffinitly better, I think he thought he looked a little bit to scrawny for those wife-beaters in the 80s, so he decided to build up... :D

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Posted: 18 May 06, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked it better when he was scrawny, without a moustache, and with the long, thick hair... :p


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Posted: 18 May 06, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he was natural, no need for workout just slam few beers do a line of coke and you're beer gut free.

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Posted: 18 May 06, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roflmao, nice

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Posted: 19 May 06, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Found some interview somewhere online where he was asked. Yes, he did work out when he had the time, but also said it was hard to be consistent at it, given his schedule.


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Posted: 19 May 06, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Audio. Six (?) or maybe 5 parts. Found it totally accidentally almost a year ago through Googling. I'll see if I can find it again.

I'm on dial-up, and it'll take me for-freakin'-ever to do YouSendIts or RapidShares.

Okay. Found it. Go here - you can figure it out from there.

http://www.mercuryparadise.com/hyper/MP_interv.html


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Posted: 19 May 06, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only time, I can see that he has gone to gym is in ''Live aid'' there he looks, like he has gone to gym. But after that and before that, he always is ''just a skinny lad''


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Posted: 19 May 06, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Namejs wrote:

The only time, I can see that he has gone to gym is in ''Live aid'' there he looks, like he has gone to gym. But after that and before that, he always is ''just a skinny lad''


yes but he certainly looks better during hte hot space tour than he did in lets say 1977...


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Posted: 19 May 06, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's limo driver got him into lifting weights a little bit....Fred had the same limo driver from like 1979 to 1987??

But yes, workouts were inconsistant...

And this guy has said that Freddie had one body part in mind...his chest.

This driver went onto say that while everyone says that Freddie's 1980's look is the "adopted gay look for the 80's" he actually went after the look of two actors he was totally hot for:

1) Tom Selleck
2) Burt Reynolds

The driver said that Tom Selleck especially caught the attention of Fred, (think Magnum PI years) and not only did Fred wish that Tom swung his way, but he loved Tom's look as well....short hair, moustache, and big burly hairy chest.

Anyone notice how Jim Hutton looked in the 80's??

There is no doubt...this was definetly Freddie's type.

So to answer the original question...he did.... but it was hit or miss when he would go.... plus he neglected to do anything with his arms....

Freddie's arms were always super scrawny...and if you look at him at Live Aid, you will see that his back, shoulders, and chest are all MUCH BIGGER than his underdeveloped arms.


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Posted: 19 May 06, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Dammit, it only loaded a tad, no fair!
E-mail the guy at the site and let him know. I let him know of a few audio files that did that for me, and he sent them to me.


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Posted: 19 May 06, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a quote from Freddie's limo driver.

Did Freddie ever do any exercise, apart from the obvious?

He’d really never walk anywhere! We did weights, bench presses… Joe Fannelli made up an old bench in Garden Lodge… which collapsed! (laughs). Arm weights and dumb bells which we’d take from country to country. I suppose it was me that got him started into a keep-fit regime. I used to sod-off to a local gym, and one night he was curious as to what I was doing so I dragged him along. Once he started noticing that it was working, and he was developing muscles, you couldn’t hold him back.


The entire interview is here and very long but not much more about exercise.

http://forums.queenonline.com/viewtopic.php?t=29433




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Posted: 19 May 06, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oowww! I sure do hope he did.*loosens collar* Well you can tell! Especially on Live at the Bowl. Yummy indeed!
Hmmm! I can just imagine him saving me from a burning wreck of a house and holding me in his huge arms. My heroooooooooo! lol! Freddie to the rescue! Growlll!


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Posted: 19 May 06, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:

Oowww! I sure do hope he did.*loosens collar* Well you can tell! Especially on Live at the Bowl. Yummy indeed!
Hmmm! I can just imagine him saving me from a burning wreck of a house and holding me in his huge arms. My heroooooooooo! lol! Freddie to the rescue! Growlll!


hmm! Flash you'd love that!!!!!!!!!!
now all we need is a burning building!
yeah! Live At The Bowl he was in great shape!



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Posted: 19 May 06, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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LeroyBrown11 wrote:

Dammit, it only loaded a tad, no fair!
E-mail the guy at the site and let him know. I let him know of a few audio files that did that for me, and he sent them to me.


Or you could ask me, since I gave them to him in the first place. Poor Rien, always being bothered by us 'lesser beings'. ;)

It really is a great interview, and long too! It takes up an entire CD! Hell, maybe I'll just rapidshare it...


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Posted: 19 May 06, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 May 06, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Hell, maybe I'll just rapidshare it...


Oooooo!!! Yes! Please... rapidshare it!!


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Posted: 19 May 06, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson wrote:

beautifulsoup wrote:

LeroyBrown11 wrote:

Dammit, it only loaded a tad, no fair!
E-mail the guy at the site and let him know. I let him know of a few audio files that did that for me, and he sent them to me.


Or you could ask me, since I gave them to him in the first place. Poor Rien, always being bothered by us 'lesser beings'. ;)

It really is a great interview, and long too! It takes up an entire CD! Hell, maybe I'll just rapidshare it...


That would be great. Thanks.

I downloaded it last March, It think - and it took me about 45 minutes per section (on dial-up, that is).


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Posted: 19 May 06, 23:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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This is a quote from Freddie's limo driver.

Did Freddie ever do any exercise, apart from the obvious?

He’d really never walk anywhere! We did weights, bench presses… Joe Fannelli made up an old bench in Garden Lodge… which collapsed! (laughs). Arm weights and dumb bells which we’d take from country to country. I suppose it was me that got him started into a keep-fit regime. I used to sod-off to a local gym, and one night he was curious as to what I was doing so I dragged him along. Once he started noticing that it was working, and he was developing muscles, you couldn’t hold him back.


The entire interview is here and very long but not much more about exercise.

http://forums.queenonline.com/viewtopic.php?t=29433



That interview was fucking hilarious at points. Some shit in the begining I might not have believed, but that last bit about michael jackson, rofl.

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Posted: 21 May 06, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://queenzone.com/queenzone/mp3.aspx?Q=12371 heres the "moonboots" pic, rofl