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Killer Queen: A Freddie Mercury-inspired burnout

When & Where: June 12, 2021 @ The Chapel; Q: Atomic; PAX: Grizzly, Ranger, Duchess, Hawkeye, 007, StarLord, Canvas, Polish, Buckeye, Jolt, Decaf, Rookie, McQueen, Summertime, Aria, & FNG Viking!

Disclaimer: I am not a trained professional!! Work at your comfort level and modify as needed.

The Thang: We jammed out to Queen’s greatest hits! For the duration of each song, we targeted one muscle group with 2-3 different exercises:

  1. Hammer to Fall – Warm-up: Jog in place, dynamic agilities, & stretch
  2. I Want to Break Free – Side Shuffle & Squat-Lunge-Squat-Lunge
  3. Under Pressure – Scissor Abs, Russian Twists, Eagle Crunches
  4. Don’t Stop Me Now – Plyo Jax, scissor step into lunge
  5. Radio Ga Ga – Cross Climbers, No hand get-ups, starfish abs
  6. Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Toe taps, Monkey & Gorilla Humpers
  7. Fat-Bottomed Girls – Crickets, Single-step push-ups, Upright Bicycles
  8. We Will Rock You – Hold sumo squat w/ squat pulses
  9. Killer Queen – Tricep push-ups, shoulder burnout
  10. A Kind of Magic – Single leg isolated lunges and curtsey lunge
  11. Bicycle Race – Upright & Regular Bicycles
  12. Another One Bites the Dust – grab a friend and one person runs while the other does burpees
  13. We are the Champions – Hold plank
  14. Somebody to Love – cool down lap and stretch                                                                                       

Inspiration: The great Freddie Mercury once said: “I love that fact that I can make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.”

Small actions and interactions throughout the day can make or break someone else’s day. I challenge you to spread positivity by doing one small act of kindness or mouth a kind word to one stranger today. You might just bring a smile to a sour face.

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