Hand Guards: Also called Grips. Â Designed to help gymnasts on the bars, P-bars and rings. They are usually made up of a strip of leather and a wrist strap and held on with either a Velcro strap or a buckle. The strip of leather has finger holes up the top. The gymnast’s fingers should go […]
Grips: Grips are the leather straps that gymnasts wear to help keep a better grip on the uneven bars, high bar, parallel bars or rings. The purpose of grips is to help maintain a firm grip on the equipment and to help minimize the occurrence of rips. Uneven bar grips have 2 finger holes and […]
Buck: A short gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated.Â It used to be used lengthwise for vaulting and sideways for learning pommel horse skills.Â It is not commonly used for vaulting training any longer, but still is sometimes used as a training tool for pommel horse.Â Also called a pommel buck.
Bar: A horizontal rod that serves as a part of a gymnastics apparatus for gymnasts as they perform exercises. They are found on uneven bars, high bars and parallel bars. A bar can also be called a Rail.
Apparatus: Any one of the pieces of equipment used in gymnastics competition, including the vaulting table, uneven bars, balance beam, the horizontal bars, parallel bars, the pommel horse and still rings.