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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]

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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"It takes the best of yoga, Tai Chi and Callisthenics and gives me a complete sense of well being.
One admired the confidence with which all the performers approached many unforgiving musical callisthenics in the score, in particular a frenetic agitato instrumental background, seemingly at odds with the quartet of singers giving their all on stage.
They were never used for the group callisthenics of which the inter-war theorists dreamed.(5) Now most of them are litter-filled and totally lacking in purpose.
There was a great deal of crawling and lying on the floor throughout - one had great admiration for any vocal callisthenics thus delivered - in particular by the betrothed peasants.
In a sometimes puzzling evening of vocal callisthenics, Schumann's tender song cycle Frauenliebe und leben Op 42 missed the mark in spite of much beautiful control and a sensitive piano partnership - where was the mystery and breathless joy?