Definition: Horizontal Bar

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 floor. The bar is designed to deal with a force of around 200,000 pounds per square inch of force and is bolted to the floor and held down with four cables to deal with the tremendous G-forces generated during circling skill and tap swings.  Also called the high bar.

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