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, [Gr.,=with oxygen], system of endurance exercises that promote cardiovascular fitness by producing and sustaining an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, thereby pumping an increased amount of oxygen-rich blood to the muscles being used.
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light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc.
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He proposed a curriculum that included instruction in gymnastics, calisthenics, swimming, and fencing.
There are more aches and muscles that never hurt before, squawks against calisthenics.
The loop featured a mix of Mars-themed films, such as Space Camp, 2012--detailing the calisthenic and other preparations undertaken for the mission by the large cast of collaborators and helpers drafted into the project--and more general introductions to the Sachsian weltanschauung, including Ten Bullets, 2010, the most celebrated in a series of kaleidoscopically persnickety short movies that the artist has been releasing in recent years.
2000, The effect of calisthenic studies on physiological and physical parameters in on sedentary middle-aged women, Journal of Gazi Physical Education and Sport Sciences, 5(2),17-25.
Many fail to notice the value of rhythmic exercises where each according to my method (and I sincerely hope, according to all those pedagogues who will not fail to develop it in the future, and who are anxious to link the corporal and the intellectual), will fill the gap which exists today between calisthenic and athletic sports, mental and physical development.
The program of aerobic and calisthenic exercise aimed for 75%-80% of maximal heart rate according to the Karvonen method and consisted of 10 minutes of warm-up exercises; 40 minutes of aerobics; 15 minutes of exercise targeting the abdomen, hip, and leg muscles; and 5 minutes for cool-down and stretching.
And probably because of some recent college reading, I would think of Fitzgerald's description of the dances at The Breakers in Palm Beach, upon whose veranda "two hundred women stepped right, stepped left, wheeled, and slid in that then celebrated calisthenic known as the double-shuffle, while in half- time to the music two thousand bracelets clicked up and down on two hundred women.
Sophomore Robert Thelen earned the title of Iron Cadet following a competition earlier this month that involved repetitions of military calisthenic exercises, running laps, sprinting and negotiating an obstacle course.
To prepare for the "aerobic, almost calisthenic," work in Hubbard Street's repertory (like Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, which requires a lot of running), Dincolo takes ballet class and does yoga.
Delibes' Lakme, in a retro-conservative co-production with Opera Australia, also packed them in, with local songbird Aline Kutan performing the requisite calisthenic miracles.
To the almost calisthenic nature of his mendacity, Oates added so exceptional a disregard for hygiene that his more affectionate friends called him "Old Snotty Nose.
women, however, often included a greater percentage of calisthenic exercises (hence, the frequent, gendered use of the term to denote entire feminized gymnastics programs) and occasionally incorporated balletic guidelines for the placement and usage of hands and feet.