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calisthenics

Calisthenics is exercise, like jumping jacks or pull-ups, that people do to stay in shape or get in better shape.

Doing calisthenics usually involves simple movements, like stretching, jumping, bending, and kicking, that don't involve a lot of equipment, if any. Kids in gym class do calisthenics, and calisthenics are helpful to many people, including athletes and people in the military. The push-up is a famous example of calisthenics. Those limber folks on cheerleading squads are masters of calisthenics. A little calisthenics can be helpful in anyone's everyday routine as a way to build endurance and stay healthy.

Definitions of calisthenics
  1. noun
    light exercises designed to promote general fitness
    “several different calisthenics were illustrated in the video”
    synonyms: callisthenics
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    type of:
    exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
    the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
  2. noun
    the practice of calisthenic exercises
    calisthenics is recommended for general good health”
    synonyms: callisthenics
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    type of:
    pattern, practice
    a customary way of operation or behavior
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