Origin of calisthenicsfrom Classical Greek kallos, beauty + sthenos, strength + -ics
exercises, such as push-ups and sit-ups, to develop a strong, trim body; simple gymnastics
the art of developing bodily strength and gracefulness by such exercises
- 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.
- used with a sing. verb The practice or art of such exercises: Calisthenics is recommended to relax the muscles before a run.
Origin of calisthenicsFrom Greek kalli- beautiful ( from kallos beauty ) sthenos strength ; see segh- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek κάλλος (kallos, “beauty”) + σθένος (sthenos, “strength”).
- Perform calisthenics for specific muscle groups (such as push ups and jumping jacks) to build endurance.
- Turn the disadvantage to an advantage by making it a point to master bodyweight-only exercising and alternate between equipment and calisthenics workouts on a regular basis.
- When you find yourself with time on your hands, instead of sitting down and watching television, try five to ten minutes of calisthenics.
- If a machine isn't practical, you can add jump rope workouts or other calisthenics to your exercise plan.
- Weight bearing exercises and strength training, such as lifting weights or calisthenics, build muscles.