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see aerobicsaerobics
, [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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, calisthenics
light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc.
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The conclusion of the researchers: High-impact daily exercises, such as jumping for 20 minutes and calisthenics for 15 minutes, increases BMD in premenopausal women and may help prevent bone fractures due to osteoporosis in later life.
Of course, if you're not already as superfit as the Calisthenics Collective it'll take some time before you look cool doing their natural workouts for all the world to see.
Here's guessing a lot of viewers will enjoy the mind-bending calisthenics of ``Heroes.
The Wilsons' Erewhon is populated with a silent group of young women dressed in identical leotards and sheer knee-stockings who reference calisthenics (and occasionally a chorus line) in their frozen poses and zombielike approximations of exercise.
But Brady--who had trained as a girl with the Pennsylvania Ballet, the School of American Ballet in New York, and the Joffrey Ballet--wanted them to do more than calisthenics.
Aerobics, Backpacking, Baseball, Basketball, Bicycling, Billiards, Boating, Bowling, Calisthenics, Camping, Darts, Exercise Walking, Fishing (fresh water), Fishing (salt water), Football (tackle), Golf, Hiking, In-Line Skating, Mountain Biking, Roller Skating, Running, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Step Aerobics, Table Tennis, Target Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Skiing, Working Out at Clubs.
Walking up stairs instead of taking the elevator, walking short distances instead of driving, doing calisthenics or pedaling a stationary bicycle while watching television are among the most recommended activities.
Half were told not to change their exercise habits, while half did 90 minutes o supervised exercise three times a week (they walked, jogged, and ran, they did calisthenics, and they were taught relaxation techniques).
In one scene, Chomsky talks about professional sports and "mindless jingoism" on a giant screen in the Astrodome as football players do calisthenics on the field below.
It's hard to argue, believer or atheist, that calisthenics, strict discipline, and stem sermons cloaked in the vocabulary of "self-esteem" wouldn't do malefactors some good.
You also can jump rope, or do other calisthenics that require little or no investment.