High bar release moves, the pinnacle of uneven bars routines. Those death defying, edge of your seat moves that leave us oohing and aahing and picking our chins up off the floor.
Well, for this CGM and most gymnastics moms out there they are simply another reason to hold our breath and cover our eyes. I really do not know how I am going to watch from here on out. The skills my daughter is training and saying will be part of her routines this season terrify me. Nothing to do but trust her and her coaches and make sure to leave room for pacing and hiding around my viewing location at this seasons upcoming meets.
But, before we bury our heads in the sand, let’s take a look at the different high bar release moves being performed on uneven bars by our country’s best JO Level 10 gymnasts. There are a variety of skills for coaches and gymnasts to choose from and often times they will try a few out and see what works best for a particular kid, so don’t be alarmed or confused by what you see happening in the gym. Most level 10s will land on a skill that works well for them and go from there.
The best of the best often times will have a second high bar release in their back pocket and aspiring and competing elites may even have several in their repertoire to choose from and eventually may even put multiple into their routines, but wow that’s a whole different conversation. Let’s focus on those level 10s and the most common high bar release moves seen at that level.