Calisthenics meaning

kălĭs-thĕnĭks
Gymnastic exercises designed to develop muscular tone and promote physical well-being.

Sit-ups, trunk twists, and other calisthenics are demonstrated on the video.

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The practice or art of such exercises.

Calisthenics is recommended to relax the muscles before a run.

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Exercises, such as push-ups and sit-ups, to develop a strong, trim body; simple gymnastics.
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The art of developing bodily strength and gracefulness by such exercises.
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(in the plural) Gymnastic exercises, especially morning exercises, done to keep one's body healthy.
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(in the singular) A system of such exercises.
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Origin of calisthenics

  • From Greek kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) sthenos strength segh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κάλλος (kallos, “beauty”) + σθένος (sthenos, “strength”).

    From Wiktionary