Calisthenics

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Calisthenics Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    calisthenics n : light exercise designed to promote general fitness [syn: callisthenics, calisthenic exercise, callisthenic exercise]
Calisthenics Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Calisthenics \Cal`is*then"ics\, n. The science, art, or practice of healthful exercise of the body and limbs, to promote strength and gracefulness; light gymnastics.
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Calisthenics are a form of dynamic exercise consisting of a variety of simple, often rhythmical, movements, generally using minimal equipment or apparatus. They are intended to increase body strength and flexibility with movements such as bending, jumping, swinging, twisting or kicking, using only one's body weight for resistance. They are usually conducted in concert with stretches. Calisthenics when performed vigorously and with variety can benefit both muscular and cardiovascular fitness, in addition to improving psychomotor skills such as balance, agility and coordination .

Groups such as sports teams and military units often perform leader-directed group calisthenics as a form of synchronized physical training (often including a customized "call and response" routine), in order to increase group cohesion and discipline. Calisthenics are also popular as a component of physical education in primary and secondary schools over much of the globe.

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  • Superhero Workout app: Get fit by fighting aliens
    This calisthenics-based fitness app uses motion tracking to turn you into a supersoldier saving the world. In your head, anyway. Read more on this news related to 'Calisthenics'
  • Body weight training can focus the body and mind
    Mike Fulmore, 22, of Kissimmee does body weight training and calisthenics Tuesday near North Shore Park in St. Petersburg, where he was visiting a friend. Fulmore is a group fitness instructor who recently graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Read more on this news related to 'Calisthenics'
  • Young Marines program continues to grow in Lapeer County
    BY ALEX PETRIE 810-452-2609 • apetrie@mihomepaper.com LAPEER — Homogenized voices echoed through the open field behind the American Legion in Lapeer on Thursday night as the Young Marines fell in line and performed their calisthenics. read more Read more on this news related to 'Calisthenics'

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