Beginner’s Guide To Uneven Bars
Gymnastics is a sport that tests its every athlete’s agility, sense of balance, flexibility, rhythm and strength. One can not be a successful gymnast without these characteristics, it takes a lot of dedicated practice and years of hard work to achieve all of these skills and apply into the principles of the sport. Working in the uneven bars for example, takes a lot of rigorous training before one can do swings, somersaults and execute routines the right way.
There are three major forms of gymnastics that are usually held in competitions: the artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline gymnastics. Artistic event is part of male and female competition, while rhythmic is open only for females. Trampoline event is the newest addition to the sport added in the Olympics.
Gymnastics requires excellent body coordination; to do this one should have both skills and perseverance to learn and master the principles of the sport and execute them correctly. And like any other competitive sport, this sport requires a lot of training, discipline and of course the right equipment to do and practice such things. Specific events in gymnastics is all about familiarity and mastery of a given gymnastics apparatus and equipment. These equipments help develop the coordination of the gymnast, rhythm for fluid performance and muscle strength for arm and hand power to be able to do handstands, swings, etc, while maintaining balance on the equipment.
One of the most anticipated events in artistic gymnastics for women is the event in the uneven bars. Routines in uneven bars are performed on a set of two flexible bars of 1.435m or 4.7ft apart from each other. The upper bar can range from 2.35 to 2.4m high from the floor, and lower bar parallel to the other can be about 1.4m to 1.6m high from the ground.
These bars are made up of wood that is why it can bend slightly and give flexible flips to its user. Routine in this equipment requires continuous swinging, releasing, and changing direction over, under and between bars without mound or dismount from the equipment. Please make sure you have mats to support you when you are exercising. There are some that can be adjustable.
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