I am new to this forum and was wondering if there is a recommended distance that the low and high bar are separated according to a gymnast's height. My daughter is 53" and is training to compete level 5. They recently are forcing her to use a bar set that is further apart (height from the ground is the same) and she says she is barely gripping on (she is afraid she will get hurt) and she says it also causes poor form when jumping and her long hang kips to not be straight armed. I am concerned for her safety and also feel that she will score lower with the bars at this distance. She broke her shoulder less than a year ago jumping to the high bar. She told her coach at least once that she believes a closer setting is better for her, but they still are having her use the further setting. Is there any advantage for a gymnast to use bars further apart at level 5? I'm just trying to understand what their reasons may be.