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How much room is required to add gymnastics bars to a home gym?

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Standard uneven parallel gymnastics bars require a landing mat measuring 6.6 by 46 feet. Parallel gymnastics bars require a landing mat measuring 14.8 by 36 feet. The high bar needs a landing mat measuring 39.3 by 39.3 feet.

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Very high ceilings are required to use this equipment safely. The high bar is set 9 feet above the ground, and in some moves, the length of the gymnast's body extends straight upward above the bar.

Most home gymnastics equipment is designed for children. For example, one high bar sold for home use is about 4 feet wide and can be adjusted up to 5 feet high. The mat underneath this high bar measures 4 by 8 feet.

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