| Hanging Mallakhamb
A smaller version of the fixed mallakhamb,
it is suspended with the aid of hooks and chains.
The swinging and revolving motion of this type of mallakhamb
renders the exercises quite difficult and exacting.
The hanging mallakhamb is generally only practiced as an advanced variation as it is very difficult
due to the effect of the pole continually swinging away from the bodyweight of the practitioner.
This form, as a variation of the pole form, is again only practiced by men. As a sport,
the choreography of Indian mallakhamb routines has to conform to competition rules.
Competition sequences follow a Western gymnastic model of set skills and time limits.
This requires the athlete to complete as many separate postures or
skills as possible in a two minute period .