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For juniors who have some experience in gymnastics and want to do home practicing, eight feet balance beams are the ones with the perfect length. Offering the same feel to workout balance beams at a gym, they are much safer options than an elevated balance beam.
For higher-level gymnasts seeking competition-feel balance beams, 12 to 16 feet beams are the best choices for training and practicing advanced skills due to enough length.
There are also folding balance beams available on the market. With the foldable design, folding beams are easy to carry on and store and work effectively for kids afraid of balance beams, as they are floor beams sitting directly on the floor.
- Balance beams’ height
- Low beam
1.Take a warm-up before getting on a balance beam. As a physical sport, gymnastics requires your muscles to work together. To reduce muscle pain or soreness, always remember to warm up for several minutes before starting.
2.Take off your shoes. Although not all gyms ask you to remove shoes before using the equipment, it is better to do that.
3.Balance yourself after standing on the balance beam. You can focus on one distant point to help you do balancing, like a wall. Extending your arms like plane wings can also help you balance better, especially when you first try walking the balance beam.
4.Make sure your muscles are kept tight while walking the beam. It may do some help to your stance or motions control.
5.Find the best way to place your feet, like putting one foot in front of the other.
6.Start Practicing turns if you can walk back and forth. When reaching the end, turn around by pivoting on your one foot.
7.Step down off the beam carefully on both feet. Improper landing may result in an ankle sprain. Besides, it would help if you also spent time practicing how to jump off the balance beam elegantly.
- High beam
1.Take time to sit on the high beam. You can keep yourself in different positions, like kneeling and straddling. The ultimate goal is to make yourself feel comfortable with a high beam.
2.Apply what you’ve learned to the high beam. Basic rules are the same, no matter using a high beam or a low beam. A high beam is typically four feet tall. Don’t be afraid. Take some deep breaths and calm down. Try to make yourself comfortable with the high beam.
3.Keep practicing until you can stand on the high beam without falling. If you think you’re going to fall off, jumping down is the safest practice. It would help if you landed on both feet with knees slightly bent.
4.Practice advanced skills since you can stand up on the high beam. You can start from dismounting first and then learn more sophisticated moves you are interested in, like leaping, turning, jumping, etc. You can also find a partner to work together or watch videos to study more challenging moves.