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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.
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.
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.
Upon arrival at a restaurant, they did 100 burpees -- a taxing calisthenic -- ate at a buffet, and did 100 more burpees before hiking in a downpour to the Killington ski resort.
He was seen to masturbate before some challenges and would frequently lapse into a meditative state, followed by stretching of a peculiarly calisthenic kind.
4) Koehler's physical training manual, A Manual of Calisthenic Exercises, (5) was published in 1892 and became the first Army-wide publication providing leaders with guidance to methodically improve the physical fitness of individual Soldiers.
hill workouts) at a heart rate intensity of at least 85% maximum, and 2 or 3 core-strengthening calisthenic sessions.
Normally, I would take this in the literal, calisthenic sense, but Dyson could just as well be referring to the term popularly applied to aTunde Adjuah's brand of music.
No, this picture from the ECHO archives shows Liverpool women police cadets doing their calisthenic training circa 1959.
5) Instead of watching from the sidelines, Cox would often participate in workouts with the club, running around the field, practicing quick starts, going through calisthenic drills, and playing catch with the players.