Freddie Mercury loathed cricket and long-distance running, but he liked hockey, sprint running and was brilliant at boxing. He was good at table tennis and at the age of 10 he became a school champion in table tennis.
Did Freddie have a workout routine…
“He had no fitness regime as such. He was the only person I have ever met who had two complete home gyms, one in New York and one in Los Angeles, who never used them.
Freddie had no specific workout schedule. He was one of those very lucky people whose body was naturally fit. He had a very fast metabolism, so he burned fat quickly. He was also very active and didn’t like spending time lying in bed or sitting on the sofa.
You’ve seen in video shots from shows that he did some running on the spot and small jumps before a show, which was really just to warm up his body for what would essentially be a 2-hour workout on the stage. If you think Queen toured the world each year, there were a lot of intense exercises.”
Freddie in the rain at Wembley Stadium, July 1986, ‘Magic Tour’