Coordinator: Alexei Maslyaev
Department of Culture of the City of Moscow
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Project participant: Andrei Bartenev
Andrei Bartenev: Wall Bars. Hand-Walker Sculpture
Wall bars, a gymnastics apparatus made of bars, set closely against the wall, is a widespread home sport apparatus. It has proved to be effective for training of grownups and kids.
The room occupied with the wall bars is very attractive. After you have bought the wall bars, you can gradually assemble a home sports complex, adding if necessary all possible barbell stand benches, crunch benches, horizontal bars, etc. One should pay special attention to the wall bars, equipped with rings, a ladder and a rope.
It is healthy to train children to exercises on the wall bar from early days. The goal is not only your child’s potential sports achievements, but also upbringing: values of healthy way of life, goal setting and achievement, gaining prestige among compeers.
Exercise course on the wall bars with horizontal bars
The exercise course has a positive influence upon the health of all sportspeople. It will be of special importance for people who suffer from scoliosis (including children) and will be especially helpful to the middle-aged and elderly persons (older than 40-50 years of age), since it prevents from aging body changes leading to height loss. The exercises can be used for warming up before further physical activities.
Exercise 1. Original position. Swing forward on the bar, arms shoulder-width apart. Pull your heels downwards, toes up, simultaneously pull your chin towards your chest. Exercise time is up to 4 min.
Exercise 2. Original position of the Exercise 1. One, swing your legs apart; two, cross your legs with your hip rotation, turn your head to a different side; three, swing your legs apart; four, repeat number two vice-versa.
Exercise 3. “Mermaid”. Original position of the Exercise 1. Rotate your legs 8-12 times both sidewards. You may relax when change direction. Finish the exercise, get down from the bar slowly, do not jump from it. It concerns to all exercises.
Exercise 4. Original position: take the wall bars with hands at chest level, put your feet on the second bar above the floor. Slowly move backward/forward with gradual approach of hands and feet to the less possible distance.
Exercise 5. Original position: stand backwards to the wall bar, bend forward, and take the lower bar with your hands.