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1. (used with a pl. verb) Gymnastic exercises designed to develop muscular tone and promote physical well-being: Sit-ups, trunk twists, and other calisthenics are demonstrated on the video.
2. (used with a sing. verb) The practice or art of such exercises: Calisthenics is recommended to relax the muscles before a run.

[From Greek kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + sthenos, strength; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

cal′is·then′ic adj.
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Adj.1.calisthenic - of or relating to calisthenics
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Then Evie comes out, and does some calisthenic exercises on a machine that is tacked on to a greengage-tree--they put everything to use--and then she says 'a-tissue,' and in she goes.
According to him, events billed to be competed for are Calisthenic displays, 100m, 200m, Long jump, 70m hurdles, 4x100m, 4x100m mixed relays for the pupils, as well as 100m, 4x100m staff race.
Resistive exercises, calisthenic exercises, and walk-in supervised exercise programs were found to have positive effects on metabolic control, QOL, and depression in patients with T2DM (17).
She accompanies her singing with her five-year-old version of calisthenic dance moves she's taken from the music video:
By realising Jacques can sometimes be spelt Jacque, we improved it to Springbok Jacque (15 letters), a redefinition of "jumping jack", the calisthenic exercise.
In the same study, the effects of MRT on muscular endurance were measured (Dorgo et al., 2009a); unlike our study, which evaluated this parameter with the total number of repetitions in calisthenic exercises, these authors opted to record the maximum number of repetitions for the bench press and back squat with a load of 70% 1RM.
Mirzayev, "Evaluation of the effectiveness of home based or hospital based calisthenic exercises in patients with multiple sclerosis," European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
In this study, we hypothesize that active video games and music-accompanied aerobic and calisthenic exercises will contribute positively to children's BMI percentile and psychosocial status.
Pond-McPherson and Wenceslao went through an eye of a needle inside the highly-touted structure known as The Tower, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.
Currently they include a supplement guide containing details about common herbs, vitamins, mineral, amino acids, and chemical compounds, a healthy food guide containing nutritional data about standard meats, grains, vegetables, and fruits, and an exercise guide containing barbell, calisthenic, dumbbell, and kettlebell exercises.