Video:Tips for a Perfect Uneven Bars Routinewith Leon Williams Jr.
Perfecting an uneven bars routine for competitive gymnastics requires practicing a few key skills. Watch this gymnastics video from About.com to learn some tips for the perfect uneven bars routine.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for a Perfect Uneven Bars Routine
Hi, my name is Leon Williams Jr. and I am here at 5 Star Artistic Sports and Entertainment Academy located in East Rockaway, NY for About.com. Sarah and I are here to show you how to do a perfect uneven bar routine.
Practice the Proper Uneven Bars Mount
The first step to a perfect uneven bar routine is to do a proper mount. And a glide kip is usually the mount that most kids do when they start their bar routine. What Sarah's going to show you now is how to glide and actually extend her body and snap up into the glide kip with straight elbows.
There are three phases that I feel are very important. There's your amplitude, there's your execution and your connection and what you want to do on your bar routine is you want to make sure that you show the judges all these phases throughout the routine.
Correct Jump Form on the Uneven Bars
The next phase of the bar routine that Sarah's going to demonstrate is the actual jump from the low bar to the high bar. And what most kids do at the optional level to get from the low bar to the high bar is called a squat-on.
So what we're going to have Sarah do is demonstrate a kip, cast, squat-on, long kip to the high bar. Go ahead Sarah.
Plan an Uneven Bars Routine for Your Gymnastics Level
The next phase of the bar routine we'd like to go over is actually the high bar phase. Now as an optional gymnast you have the choice to do certain skills on the high bar when you're competing.
So what Sarah's going to demonstrate is she's going to demonstrate the typical high bar for a level 7 gymnast which is usually a long kip, cast hand stand, into two giants to a flyaway. Go ahead, Sarah.
Dismount to Complete the Uneven Bars Routine
Now the final phase of your uneven bar routine will be the dismount and what you want to do on your dismount is to make sure that your dismount is actually bar level actually when you release the bar.
And, of course you want to stick your dismount but in order to get to bar level you have to swing in the proper body position. So what Sarah's going to demonstrate is a giant-giant to a flyaway dismount demonstrating how to get your hips high enough to be bar level and also to land and stick the landing.
Finally what we'd like to do is put all of the parts that we just described earlier together in a full bar routine. So what Sarah's going to do is demonstrate her full level 7 optional and in order to demonstrate all the different parts we just described.
And those were a few tips on how to do a perfect uneven bar routine, my name is Leon Williams Jr. and this is Sarah and for more information, please visit About.com.