Course detail


CESA-TV-KALIAcad. year: 2021/2022

Calisthenics is a strengthening mainly with its own body weight and it is often possible to do without any tools and aids. The main goal is to understand the movements of one's body, its effective strengthening, strengthening and increasing endurance
Kalisthenics is primarily about gaining absolute control over your body - so learn to control the body perfectly, manage to engage exactly the right muscles during each exercise and thus make the most of their potential.

Introduction to calisthenics and its possibilities. Emphasis will be placed on the development of strength. However, due to how variable calisthenics is, the exercise can be adapted to the needs of all practitioners.
Each lesson will include warming up and prevention of possible injuries caused by overloading the musculoskeletal system.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


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Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Group form of exercises suitable for beginners and advanced.
Z = (beginners) - Gaining knowledge about the right techniques and the ability to strengthen only with your own body weight
P = (advanced) - Gaining new knowledge in both basic and more advanced exercises

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit on the basis of active participation at lessons, ie regular attendance with records in the attendance list; 2 unexcused participations are allowed).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to health and safety, introduction to calisthenics, emphasis on the correctness of the technique
Exercises and their correct technique on the horizontal bar
Whole body training (preparation for more isolated trainings)
Upper body (mainly arms and chest), stack of exercises
Focus on shoulders and other upper body pressure exercises, preparation for handstands
Legs, center of body, explosive power of arms
Focus on back, handstands


Increased physical strength
Understanding exercises only with your own body weight
Strengthening and strengthening the whole body
Increase in physical condition

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Regular attendance with registration in the attendance list, 2 unexcused absences are allowed, apologies orally for absences in advance directly in class or by email in advance, but no later than 24.0 hours after the date of class.
Compensation for missed and unexcused hours always in agreement with the teacher directly in the specialization or in specific hours at the Machina Fit Center. The compensation is recorded in the attendance sheet or the teacher issues a written confirmation if the attendance sheet is not available.
Other possibilities of compensation are in block teaching, at courses and at CESA sports events (eg Christmas games, Sports Day, one-off weekend educational events).

Type of course unit


Physical education course

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Responsibility: Ing. Marek Strakoš