callisthenics


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callisthenics

, calisthenics
light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc.
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As a demanding sport, CrossFit includes high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport and callisthenics.
The circuit contains a mixture of cardiovascular, isotonics and callisthenics, using the revolutionary 'traffic light system' which means that you can complete the circuit within 30 minutes without breaking out a sweat.
Above: competitors test their mental strength with a staring match between bouts; Below: wrestlers practice a form of callisthenics similar to yogic sun salutations in order to develop strength and stamina; Bottom left to right: a fighter weighs in before a regional competition: inverted postures are practised to cleanse the mind of unwholesome thoughts; ground almonds are mixed with milk to create a protein shake that's a staple part of the wrestler's daily diet, apart from on Saturdays, when fighters fast to cleanse their bodies; wrestlers swing heavy clubs around their heads to increase upper-body muscle strength