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the practice of calisthenic exercises

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light exercises designed to promote general fitness

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The team's baseball activities would be augmented by two hours of rigorous calisthenics each day.
As I have just noted, most nineteenth-century writers who espoused gymnastics for women approved of calisthenic exercises, several of which are recognizable today.
In claiming that the New Critics had made "the elucidation of poetic ambiguity or irony a kind of intellectual calisthenic ritual," Trilling argued they had forgotten that "the literary work is ineluctably a historical fact, and, what is more important, that its historicity is a fact in our aesthetic experience" (1950b, 183-84).
If many children are going to be exercising at the same time and cost is a factor, the isometric, calisthenic and manual resistance exercises are probably most suitable.
The idea that laughter is a calisthenic for body and soul has become so pervasive that we tend to overlook the fact that laughter evolved because of its effect on others, not to improve our mood or health.
The 540i automatic does the 0 to 60 mph calisthenic in a rapid 6.
Clinton now is the Coddler-in-Chief, and the only way to distinguish his policy from Bush's was to listen to the ritual calisthenic groaning Clinton emitted before doing the wrong thing.
The discrete itemization--of bells; calisthenic exercises; giants; distinguished horses; types of parties; military honors of the United States, Britain and France; designations of Satan; and soccer competitions-seems curious at best and silly at worst.
A range of classes to choose from Aquatic exercise classes fall under several categories, including water walking, various ways of striding through waist-deep water; deep-water training, a combination of running and stretching exercises; water aerobics, which incorporates dance and calisthenic movements; water toning, similar to bodybuilding; and sport-specific conditioning, which focuses on ranges of movement for certain sports.
Field tests of muscular strength and endurance usually involve performane of calisthenic movements, such as sit-ups and pull-ups.
16 competitors will go head-to-head inside the highly-touted structure known as The Tower, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.
I always thought je suis un autre pretty calisthenic.
Elsewhere, flamingos are observed to have a "billiarding/adolescent sprawl of knees" and "the silhouettes/ of parking meters," crows a "snug yarmulke," anhingas "a calisthenic finesse.
They were responsible for seeing "that the ranks are well kept in marching from the school rooms to the play grounds" and they were "to act as leaders in calisthenic and gymnastic exercises, and on public occasions to act as marshals.
The result was a dawning of "Freestyle" (non-set routines) which gave aerobics a more calisthenic look.