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Encyclopedia > Parallel bars (gymnastics)
A gymnast performs on the parallel bars
A gymnast performs on the parallel bars

Two parallel bars form an artistic gymnastics apparatus only used by male gymnasts. The bars are supported by a metal or steel frame. The bars are made of wood or plastic or combined material. Routines consist of a wide variety of different skills through which the gymnast must meet specific requirements. A typical performance on parallel bars will involve swinging skills in a support position (on the hands), a hanging position, and an upper arm position; by manipulating each of these swings, a gymnast is capable of performing a variety of flips and turns. Additionally, parallel bar routines sometimes feature a strength or static hold skill. Finally, each routine ends with an impressive dismount which can be performed off the ends of the bars or off the side of the apparatus. A common, simple dismount is a back off where a gymnast begins by swinging forward in a front support between the bars and executes a backflip that travels laterally over one of the bars to a stand next to the apparatus. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (489x750, 218 KB) Subject: Parallel bars Photographer: User:Nv8200p Date: Circa 1975 Location: Austin, Texas I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (489x750, 218 KB) Subject: Parallel bars Photographer: User:Nv8200p Date: Circa 1975 Location: Austin, Texas I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... Gymnasts are people who participate in the sports of either artistic gymnastics or rhythmic gymnastics. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith In chemistry, a metal (Greek: Metallon) is an element that readily forms positive ions (cations) and has metallic bonds. ... The old Steel cable of a colliery winding tower Steel is sometimes described as a sea of electrons. ... Trunks A tree trunk as found at the Veluwe, The Netherlands Wood is derived from woody plants, notably trees but also shrubs. ... Household items made out of plastic. ... Composite materials (or composites for short) are engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties and which remain separate and distinct within the finished structure. ...


Dimensions

Measures of the apparatus are published by the FIG in the Apparatus Norms brochure. Species About 800, including: Ficus altissima Ficus americana Ficus aurea Ficus benghalensis- Indian Banyan Ficus benjamina- Weeping Fig Ficus broadwayi Ficus carica- Common Fig Ficus citrifolia Ficus coronata Ficus drupacea Ficus elastica Ficus godeffroyi Ficus grenadensis Ficus hartii Ficus lyrata Ficus macbrideii Ficus macrophylla- Moreton Bay Fig Ficus microcarpa- Chinese...

  • Height 195 cm (including about 20 cm landing mats)
  • Length 350 cm
  • Distance between the bars 42 cm to 52 cm (adjustable)

The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ...

Exercise

The elements on parallel bars are regulated in Code of Points. The Code of Points is a document that regulates scoring of artistic gymnastics. ...


External links

  • The 2006 Code of Points
  • Apparatus description at the FIG website
WAG apparatus (in Olympic order)

Vault | Uneven bars | Balance beam | Floor Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... The vault, formerly known as vaulting horse, is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... The uneven bars or asymmetric bars is a artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... The Balance Beam is an artistic gymnastics apparatus only used by female gymnasts. ... A Canadian gymnast trains on a floor. ...

MAG apparatus (in Olympic order)

Floor Exercise | Pommel Horse | Still Rings | Vault | Parallel Bars or P-Bars | Horizontal bar or High Bar Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics in which competitors perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, obviously less for vaulting (see lists below). ... A Canadian gymnast trains on a floor. ... The pommel horse is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... The rings or still rings is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... The vault, formerly known as vaulting horse, is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...

Equipment and uniforms

Grips | Mats | Uniform Hand guards, or grips as they are also called, help gymnasts on the bar related apparatus. ... Mats are used for safety in gymnastics, and in training new skills. ... For women, the standard competition uniform is a long sleeved spandex leotard, usually in the teams colors. ...


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Gymnastics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1310 words)
Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings, handstands, and forward rolls.
Artistic Gymnastics is usually divided into Men's (MAG) and Women's Gymnastics (WAG), each group doing different events; Men compete on Vault, Parallel Bars, the Pommel Horse, the Rings, the High Bar, and on the Floor, while women compete on Vault, Uneven Bars, Beam, and Floor Exercise.
High Bar — a 1-inch thick steel bar 8 feet in the air is all the gymnast has to hold onto as he shows swings, release skills, twists, and even a change of direction.
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