Definitions for calisthenicsˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks
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cal•is•then•icsˌkæl əsˈθɛn ɪks(n.)
(used with a pl. v.) gymnastic exercises designed to develop physical health and vigor.
(used with a sing. v.) the art, practice, or a session of such exercises.
Origin of calisthenics:
1840–50; cali-, var. of calli - + Gk sthén(os) strength + -ics
the practice of calisthenic exercises
"calisthenics is recommended for general good health"
light exercises designed to promote general fitness
"several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video"
Gymnastic exercises, especially morning exercises, done to keep one's body healthy.
A system of such exercises.
Origin: From κάλλος + σθένος.
the science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs, to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics
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