Calisthenics consists of bodyweight exercises that work large muscle groups and are often performed with minimal equipment. They are intended to increase strength, fitness, flexibility, endurance, and coordination.
The word Calisthenics comes from the Greek terms Kallos (Beauty or Beautiful), referring to the aesthetics of the human body, and Sthenos (Strength), mental and physical strength, courage, and determination. Calisthenics aims to beautify and strengthen the body.
Calisthenics is a component of physical education in primary and secondary schools. Besides, it is part of the physical training of athletes, military, police, and people in general.
Leg Raises: This exercise strengthens the lower abdominal muscles and hip flexors.