callisthenics


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cal·lis·then·ics

 (kăl′ĭs-thĕn′ĭks)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of calisthenics.

callisthenics

(ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks) or

calisthenics

n
1. (Gymnastics) (functioning as plural) light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc
2. (Gymnastics) (functioning as singular) the practice of callisthenic exercises
[C19: from calli- + Greek sthenos strength]
ˌcallisˈthenic, ˌcalisˈthenic adj

cal•is•then•ics

or cal•lis•then•ics

(ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.
[1840–50; cali-, variant of calli- + Greek sthén(os) strength + -ics]
cal`is•then′ic, cal`is•then′i•cal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.callisthenics - the practice of calisthenic exercises; "calisthenics is recommended for general good health"
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
2.callisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitnesscallisthenics - light exercises designed to promote general fitness; "several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations

callisthenics

calisthenics (US) [ˌkælɪsˈθenɪks] NSINGcalistenia f

callisthenics

, (US) calisthenics
n sing or plGymnastik f, → Fitnessübungen pl, → Kallisthenie f (dated)

callisthenics

[ˌkælɪsˈθɛnɪks] nsgginnastica svedese
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The miners' families kept vigil overnight, singing songs around a bonfire and doing early morning callisthenics to shake off anxiety and shivers in the bitter desert cold.
The circuit contains a mixture of cardiovascular, isotonics and callisthenics, using the revolutionary 'traffic light system' which means that you can complete the circuit within 30 minutes without breaking out a sweat.
OLD people in Coventry are being taught a Chinese system of callisthenics to stop them falling over.