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calisthenics

 [kal″is-then´iks]
systematic exercise for attaining strength and gracefulness.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

calisthenics

Physical exercises to build up muscles and improve the efficiency of the heart and lungs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Calisthenics

Exercise involving free movement without the aid of equipment.
Mentioned in: Exercise
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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There were conflicting findings in the studies that provided aerobic exercise without gait training such as leg/arm cycling, calisthenics, and combined endurance and resistance training.
The team's baseball activities would be augmented by two hours of rigorous calisthenics each day.
As I have just noted, most nineteenth-century writers who espoused gymnastics for women approved of calisthenic exercises, several of which are recognizable today.
16 competitors will go head-to-head inside the highly-touted structure known as The Tower, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.
I always thought je suis un autre pretty calisthenic. Alterity's long been a quality, or, rather, commodity, valued above almost all others in the art world.
Elsewhere, flamingos are observed to have a "billiarding/adolescent sprawl of knees" and "the silhouettes/ of parking meters," crows a "snug yarmulke," anhingas "a calisthenic finesse." Ormsby works his comic anthropomorphoses further down the food chain, too.
From the opening of the Graded School, students were not left to study lessons on their own, but were closely watched by a corps of monitors, thirteen in all - six boys and six girls each assigned to a designated rank - first monitor, second monitor and so forth, plus a "chief officer." They were responsible for seeing "that the ranks are well kept in marching from the school rooms to the play grounds" and they were "to act as leaders in calisthenic and gymnastic exercises, and on public occasions to act as marshals." According to one observer who arrived at the beginning of the school day: "After going to their various rooms and depositing their books, at the sound of the gong, a march is played on the piano, the little ones come tramping in, keeping perfect time to the music.
The result was a dawning of "Freestyle" (non-set routines) which gave aerobics a more calisthenic look.
Each and every exercise, calisthenic or dance movement you include in your workout should have sufficient physiological value and be safe enough to be included for the general workout population.
In an exercise class, the calisthenic portion consists of exercises to strenthen and tone different muscle groups.
Every morning when Samir came back to our room from the bathroom after running into Sonallah doing his morning calisthenics in his pajamas in the hallway, he would make fun of Sonallah, calling him "pathetic" and imitating his exercises with big exaggerated movements.
For example, lateral raises can be performed isometrically with calisthenics, machines, manual resistance or small soup cans.