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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.]
(Gymnastics) a variant spelling (esp US) of callisthenics
or cal•lis•then•ics(ˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks)
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.
cal`is•then′ic, cal`is•then′i•cal, adj.
the science, art, or practice of bodily exercises intended to promote strength, health, and grace of movement. — calisthenic, calisthenical, adj.See also: Athletics
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|Noun||1.||calisthenics - the practice of calisthenic exercises; "calisthenics is recommended for general good health"|
|2.||calisthenics - 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"