Parallel Bars Basics

Learn some basics about how to do gymnastics moves on the parallel bars in this gymnastics training video from Howcast.

Transcript

I'm going to show you guys three basic skills on the parallel bars. The parallel bars is one of six men's events and it consists of two parallel bars. The most basic skill being an L-hold. So what you do is you've got to jump on the parallel bars, hold yourself in a support and lift your legs in front of you into and L-position, an L-shaped position, so your legs will be parallel with the parallel bars.

The next skill that I'm going to show you guys to do, actually Yuri is going to do it. He's going to do what's called a forward travel, so he's going to swing forward, put his legs on the bar, reach forward and arch back and continue on to the third skill, that I'm going to show you guys how to do, which is called a support swing. So it'll just involve his legs kicking forward and backwards while holding into a support position. Those are three basic skills on the parallel bars.

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