gymnastic exercise


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Noun1.gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
gymnastics, gymnastic exercise - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
crucifix - a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
dip - a gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered and raised by bending and straightening the arms
double leg circle - a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast (with legs together) swings his legs in a circle while alternating hands on the pommels
grand circle - a gymnastic exercise performed on the horizontal bar by swinging around it with the body fully extended
handstand - the act of supporting yourself by your hands alone in an upside down position
hang - a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
kip, upstart - a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
long fly - a gymnastic exercise involving a long leap from a vaulting horse
scissors - a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move
straddle - a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars
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"
2.gymnastic exercise - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agilitygymnastic exercise - a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
acrobatics, tumbling - the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
exerciser, gymnastic apparatus - sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
chin, chin up - raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
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One half of it--that moiety in which the comfortable proprietress was then seated--was carpeted, and so partitioned off at the further end as to accommodate a sleeping-place, constructed after the fashion of a berth on board ship, which was shaded, like the little windows, with fair white curtains, and looked comfortable enough, though by what kind of gymnastic exercise the lady of the caravan ever contrived to get into it, was an unfathomable mystery.
Among them was a small laughing fellow, who stood aloof, entertaining himself with a gymnastic exercise for bringing the arms and chest into play; which he enjoyed mightily; especially when, in thrusting out his right arm, he brought it into contact with another boy.
This done, instead of leaving the door fastened, he drew back the bolts and even placed the door ajar, as though he had left the room, forgetting to close it, and slipping into the chimney like a man accustomed to that kind of gymnastic exercise, having effaced the marks of his feet upon the floor, he commenced climbing the only opening which afforded him the means of escape.
for they, allowing everything else to their slaves, forbid them only gymnastic exercises and the use of arms.
It was upon these appendages, fixed tightly on their real noses, that they performed their gymnastic exercises. A dozen of these sectaries of Tingou lay flat upon their backs, while others, dressed to represent lightning-rods, came and frolicked on their noses, jumping from one to another, and performing the most skilful leapings and somersaults.
The large man was always home precisely at ten o'clock at night, at which hour he regularly condensed himself into the limits of a dwarfish French bedstead in the back parlour; and the infantine sports and gymnastic exercises of Master Bardell were exclusively confined to the neighbouring pavements and gutters.
As has been shown quite clearly by Jones and others, the increased bronchial obstruction after ordinary gymnastic exercise is caused by increased bronchial spasm.
The object was to equalize this natural swelled note, and to execute on one vowel a pure and telling piano, crescendo, forte and diminuendo; to invent a safe gymnastic exercise for the vocal cords in which great care was at the same time to be bestowed on the beauty of tone.
In the United States, these reformers included the followers of Sylvester Graham, the advocates of water cures, members of communal societies such as Oneida, and supporters of gymnastic exercise, such as Catherine Beecher.
The finals are being held on certain types of gymnastic exercises today.
Galen (C 200-129 BC) wrote on medicine, philosophy and gymnastic exercises in a major work on health (De Sanitate Tuenda).
A great deal may be done by gymnastic exercises to increase the flexibility and muscular power of the legs.