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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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