callisthenics


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callisthenics

, calisthenics
light exercises designed to promote general fitness, develop muscle tone, etc.
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Yoga, Zumba and Crossfit sessions were also offered along with coaching tips as well as lectures about nutrition, first aid and callisthenics.
In fact, a dream scenario for the woman making waves as the first Saudi callisthenics and CrossFit female coach is to see more Saudi women engaged in sports and fitness activities and enter fields that have traditionally been confined to men.
The miners' families kept vigil overnight, singing songs around a bonfire and doing early morning callisthenics to shake off anxiety and shivers in the bitter desert cold.
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