any of a set of exercises, as deep knee bends and push-ups, for improving one's posture, muscle tone, or limberness, or for reducing one's weight.
- Also called set-up .
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How to use setting-up exercise in a sentence
"Well, if we can't have a shower bath, let's take a quick cold sponge and then have a little setting up exercise," suggested Tom.Boy Scouts in Southern Waters | G. Harvey Ralphson
I shall profit by it immediately and introduce a kind of setting-up exercise at least.The Carter Girls' Mysterious Neighbors | Nell Speed
Calisthenics may be called the big brother, the grown-up form, of the setting-up exercise.Manual of Military Training | James A. Moss
The lad began moving his arms as if stretching himself or going through a sort of setting-up exercise.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal | G. Harvey Ralphson