Tag Archives: High Bar
Beth Tweddle & Epke Zonderland have set the new gymnastics bars standards for the next quadrennium with major 3 release & 2 release combos. Continue reading
3D animation is an up and coming tool for gymnasts and coaches understanding gymnastics moves, but it is still out of financial reach for most. Continue reading
How many of the following questions can you answer? Is it the tap same for a big girls as a small girl? Is tap the arch or the hollowing after the arch? Do big and small girls tap at the … Continue reading
Release: On uneven bars and high bar, to let go of the bar in order to perform another gymnastics move before grasping it again. There are many bar release moves, including somersault and twisting moves. In general, they belong to … Continue reading
Horizontal Bar: A men’s gymnastics competitive apparatus consisting of uprights holding a metal bar 240 centimeters (8 & ½ feet) long and 2.8 centimeters (1.1 inches) in diameters, and set at a height of 275 centimeters (9 feet off the … Continue reading
Hayden: This is a high bar skill named after U.S. gymnast Daniel Hayden. It consists of a double salto backward in layout, with full twist over the bar. It has been rated by the FIG as a D level skill.
Gienger: A flyaway back salto with a one-half twist, followed by a re-grasp of the bar. Named for German gymnast Eberhard Gienger, who created and first performed the skill.
Giant: A 360 degrees circling swing through around the bar from handstand to handstand, with the body fully extended. It can be performed on uneven bars, high bar, rings and parallel bars, and can be done either backwards or forwards.