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Well, men do parallel bars in addition to the high bar. It is kind of like an alternate event for the gender, like the balance beam is for the women. Men compete on the high bar instead of the uneven bars because of the differences in the structure of men and women's bodies. Women posess a great amount of flexibility along with strength and it is much easier for them to switch from the high bar to the low bar. Men rely more on their strength than their flexibility and it would be extremely hard (and painful at times) for them to transfer from the high bar to the low bar or vice versa.

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Q: Why do women do uneven parallel bars and men do parallel?
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Is the parallel bars at gymnastics for boys girls or both?

The parallel bars are for the men's gymnastics team but the women's routines involve the uneven bars. Hope that helps. :)

What piece of gymnastic equipment is used in women's performances only?

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The women's uneven bars started out when the men's parallel bars were adjusted so that one bar was high and one low with added supports to allow them to swing in a different direction than the bars were created for. Each Olympic cycle after women's gymnastics became an Olympic sport, the uneven bars were moved further and further apart until they began to resemble the men's high bar apparatus. Today, women's uneven bars are almost to the point of being to parallel high bars. Because of the added bar, women have had to become more proficient than most men when it comes to technical execution of basic and advanced skills on the Uneven Bars.

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