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Fans Guide To High Bar

  • by Deej

If you have not already read Fans Guide to the Code of Points - please do so as it will make this all much clearer.     High Bar is a perpetual fan favorite. Know for high-flying releases and heinous crashes, it's non-stop action. The metal bar is positioned 260 cm (~8' 7") off the mat and is generally kept very firmly in place using 4 cables that extend from its supports and bolt into the ground. The cables can be tightened/loosened somewhat to accommodate the preferences of different gymnasts.   In this most recent Code, it has become incredibly difficult to score... read more

Fans Guide To The Code Of Points

  • by Deej

        The Code of Points (referred to from here as "The Code") is the rule book that governs the routine construction and judging of gymnastics. Every quadrennium (4 years) the Code gets updated to keep the sport fresh. The current version is a 6.6 MB PDF file comprised of 160 pages of text - this series of wikis is intended to make it digestible to more casual gymnastics fans in a matter of 10 minutes. Keep in mind there are literally HUNDREDS of rules in the code that will not be outlined, but after reading, you should be able to enjoy the upcoming Olympics so much... read more

How To Warm Up High Bar

  • by Deej

Every person has their own routine for warming up their body on each event. Contribute your routine below to create a comprehensive list:   Dan Gill's Competition High Bar Warmup: I started every day on High Bar the exact same way: jump up, build up a serious swing, swing half-turn, swing half-turn, swing hop half-turn, swing hop-half turn, blind change, reverse giant, early pirouette (so you don't end up going over the bar, you stay in reverse giants), reverse giant, pirouette, double layout dismount Second half of my routine generally with a watered down... read more

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