calisthenics


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calisthenics

 [kal″is-then´iks]
systematic exercise for attaining strength and gracefulness.

cal·is·then·ics

(kal'is-then'iks),
Systematic practice of various exercises with the object of preserving health and increasing physical strength.
[G. kalos, beautiful, + sthenos, strength]

calisthenics

[kal′isthen′iks]
a system of exercise in which emphasis is on movements of muscle groups rather than on power and effort. An objective is usually to elevate the heart rate for prolonged periods of time.

cal·is·then·ics

(kal'is-then'iks)
Systematic practice of various exercises with the object of preserving health and increasing physical strength and cardiovascular fitness.
[G. kalos, beautiful, + sthenos, strength]

calisthenics

Physical exercises to build up muscles and improve the efficiency of the heart and lungs.

Calisthenics

Exercise involving free movement without the aid of equipment.
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Table 3 lists the cumulative time (hours and minutes) recruits from both training sites reported sitting, standing, walking, running, participating in calisthenics, doing chores, and carrying loads, based on their daily PA logs.
Although we lack conclusive proof that gymnastics and calisthenics were practiced in the majority of female academies and seminaries of the day, irrefutable evidence exists that they were included in the curricula of leading northeastern female seminaries and women's colleges--most of which trained teachers who carried their pedagogical training with them to schools in mid-western, in southern, and in western regions of the expanding nation.
We did 5km runs, orienteering, square-bashing, weapons training and calisthenics, " he says.
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City Year members wear uniforms, work in teams, learn public speaking skills, and gather together for daily calisthenics, often in highly public places such as in front of city hall.
Her favourite exercise is a form of calisthenics with weights known as bodysculpting.
Visions of Asians doing morning calisthenics at auto plants before starting work contrasted with pictures of Latin Americans taking afternoon siestas before ambling back to their posts," Molinski writes.
During World War I he directed PT in the Officers and Divisional Training Camps of the National Army, often leading an entire brigade of 6,000 men in calisthenics.
All of them performed routine calisthenics each morning, but half of them were instructed to stretch their hamstring muscles for 30 seconds three times a day.
All strength training sessions should begin with an overall warm up of calisthenics as well specific warm-ups using light weights for the muscles being worked.
In addition to classroom instruction, the campers participated in calisthenics, marching and cadence, drill and ceremony, and land navigation.
Muscular strength and endurance exercises: 10 to 15 minutes of calisthenics, including abdominal crunches, push-ups, and modified chin-ups.